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June 2, 2007

Cranberry Orange Muffins

(makes 12 std. muffins)

1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
½ cup, plus 2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. boiling water
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup yellow cornmeal
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup (8 oz.) milk
½ cup sweet butter, melted
1 tbsp. grated fresh orange peel

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees
• Stir together cranberries and 2 tbsp. sugar; then stir in boiling water. Set aside for 15 minutes.
• Mix flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt.
• Beat eggs lightly; add milk and butter and mix till smooth.
• Stir in cranberries, their liquid and the orange peel, then stir this mixture into the flour mixture.
• Divide batter evenly among 12 buttered muffin cups and bake until risen and tops golden (about 15-20 minutes).
• Remove from oven and cool for 2-3 minutes in the pan.
• Serve warm

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