Tasty muffins with bran and dried fruit
This is a simple New Zealand recipe based on "golden syrup". The muffins
make a delicious alternative to scones. We eat them buttered, either hot or
cold. I've added the dried fruit to the original recipe as it makes them
much more interesting.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups unprocessed bran
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 4 tsp golden syrup
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 6 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sultanas
(or substitute raisins, dates, etc.)
Preheat oven to
Dissolve the soda in the milk.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Beat the egg well, then add the milk/soda.
Add the golden syrup and butter which have been heated together to melt the
Add the dry ingredients and mix quickly.
Put into greased muffin tins and bake for 12-15 minutes at
Golden syrup is a very thick sugar syrup that is readily available in
countries where people drive on the left-hand side of the road,
but seems to be rare elsewhere. If the
gourmet section of your supermarket does not carry it, you could try
substituting some kind of honey, such as sage honey.
Any dried fruit can be used instead of sultanas, e.g. raisins, dates -
whatever strikes your fancy.
approximate measurement OK.
Peter C. Maxwell
University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Recipe last modified: 16 Apr 87
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Maxwell)
Subject: RECIPE: New Zealand bran muffins
Date: 10 Jun 88 08:06:01 GMT
Organization: Uni of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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