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Fancy camera being fixed. Back tomorrow. Sorry to offend the eyes.
Irish IRISH SODA BREAD MUFFINS
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbs granulated sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ cup butter
1 cup buttermilk (lowfat is fine)
1 large egg, beaten
¾ cup currants or raisins
½ tsp caraway seeds (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease small muffin tins or large muffin tins.
2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With pastry cutter or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk and egg until blended. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in currants/raisins and caraway seeds (if using).
3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes (longer for the larger muffins), or until cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.
4. Remove muffin tin or tins to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from cups; finish cooling on rack. Serve warm or cool completely and store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature.
Yield: 12 regular- sized muffins or 5 large