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Cranberry Muffins for Garden Cook Event


I’ve discovered cranberries quite recently and I really like these tiny, ruby-red berries. They’re still difficult to find in France, but Germany is not too far and dried cranberries can be found more easily there.

I found the recipe for these cranberry muffins under the name of « Christmas-Morning Muffins » in one of Nigella Lawson’s books. I know, it’s not yet Christmas, but I couldn’t resist this cinnamon-sweet smell of baking and decided to make them for this month’s Garden Cook Event.


They’re really easy to put together and the smell of nutmeg, cinnamon and orange is gorgeous! I’ll sure be baking them again for this year’s Christmas!

For 12 muffins, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder,
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
  • 1/3 cup sugar,
  • good grating fresh nutmeg,
  • 1 clementine or a small orange,
  • approximately 1/4 cup milk,
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted,
  • 1 large egg,
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons dried cranberries,

for the topping: 2 teaspoons sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Grate over a generous amount of fresh nutmeg. Squeeze the orange or clementine juice into a measuring cup, then pour in milk on top till it comes up to the 2/3 cup mark. Add the melted butter and the egg, and beat to combine.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir till the ingredients are more or less combined, remembering that a lumpy batter makes lighter muffins. Last of all, lightly fold in the cranberries and fill the muffins cups. [The amount of cranberries specified in the recipe here makes for heavily fruited muffins; if you want them sparser, use half the amount].

Mix together the sugar and ground cinnamon and sprinkle over the tops of the muffins. Stick them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.


Dans : All Things Sweet...
Par popottepotes
Le 30 octobre, 2007
A 20:52
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    astrid écrit:

    Thanks for joining the Garden Cook Event!
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