Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mincemeat and Sultana Muffins

Another lovely recipe to use your homemade mincemeat, these muffins are delicious and well flavoured, a real tea time treat and a great substitute to the traditional mince pie that is normally left out for Father Christmas on Christmas eve.

It's basically an all in muffin recipe and you can use any dried fruit you fancy, apricots, cranberries, I think raisins would all work really well but I chose sultanas this time round. I  used my homemade sloe vodka mincemeat from an earlier post but you could use ready made. 

  • 80g Sultanas or other dried fruit ( if you use apricots chop into small pieces)
  • 280g Plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 90ml sunflower oil
  • 350g mincemeat , good half of a large jar
  • 1 egg - free range beaten
  • 240ml milk
  • 85g caster sugar
12 -14 large muffin cases, muffin tray

Preheat your oven to 180c fan, 190c normal oven. 
Sift all you dry ingredients in to your  bowl, 
Add all the other ingredients (except the dried fruit element), 
Mix very gingerly until incorporated and then add the dried fruit, 
Quickly fold this in until all the flour is just incorporated ( do not over mix) 
Spoon into your cases and bake for approximately 20 -25 minutes, tested with a cocktail stick. Cool on a wire tray and sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.

1 comment:

Choclette said...

These look lovely and I think I'm going to have to make some. I was going to make something similar for a Solstice party, but it was cancelled due to the excessive amounts of mud, so they didn't get made after all.

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