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Irish Soda Bread Muffins

 Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Irish soda bread is traditionally made in a loaf shape, but these muffins have the same terrific flavor with buttermilk, caraway seeds and currants. They are easy to make and delicious served warm. —Lorraine Ballsieper, Deep River, Connecticut
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dried currants or raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder,
  • salt, baking soda and caraway seeds. In another bowl, beat the egg,
  • buttermilk, butter and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until
  • moistened. Fold in currants.
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining
  • sugar. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing
  • from pan to wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 muffin equals 235 calories,

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Irish Soda Bread Muffins (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.