Hot Cross Muffins

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

The King Arthur Baking Companion

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a small bowl, pour the rum or water over the raisins; set aside while you assemble all the other ingredients.
  3. In a big bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and spices.
  4. Make a well in the center; add the soaked raisins and candied peel or citron.
  5. Beat together the eggs and milk; add in the melted butter, and add, all at once, to the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  7. Scoop into greased muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack while you combine the frosting ingredients.
  10. When the muffins are cool, frost with a cross over the top.

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