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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups 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 large egg, room temperature
  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 235 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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