Saturday, January 08, 2011

The best tundering muffins in the whole wide world!

Dean's wrestling club is hosting their annual tournament today. It's a big fundraiser for them, and they're expecting kids from all over the province to come, some driving through the night to make it here this morning (and I hope they didn't get caught in any bad snow on the way, because we've had about 5" since yesterday). One of the big moneymakers at this event is the concession stand, and I generally contribute some baking - this year 4 dozen Boiled Raisin Muffins. They are so good, Dean's devious strategy is to charge 25 cents for the first one, then $50 for the next, because nobody can eat just one!

Here is the recipe for the very best muffins in the world:

Boiled Raisin Muffins

TEMP: 375 F
TIME: 20-25 minutes
MAKES 12 large muffins

1.5 cups raisins
1.5 cups water
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

1. Boil raisins in water for 20 minutes.
2. Cream sugar, shortening and egg.
3. Add cooled, drained raisins, plus 1/2 cup raisin water to sugar mixture.
4. Add sifted dry ingredients to first mixture.
5. Add vanilla and stir until blended.
6. Fill muffin cups and bake.

UPDATE: They sold them ALL!


Blogger Tina said...

OhMyGoodness! There is no hyperbole in the title for these. I've been intending to try them and tonight I finally got around to making them.

Wow. Paul ate four of them immediately and said he wanted a 5th, but then he remembered that gluttony is a sin so he stopped.

They are marvelous. Thank you for posting this recipe! We'll definitely be having these again - and I bet we'll be asked to share it. :-)

9:18 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I'm so glad you liked them! They're Dean's favourite, too, and a dozen only last a day or so in our house.

9:03 am  

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