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.


(Makes 12)


  1. Preheat oven to Dissolve the soda in the milk.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Beat the egg well, then add the milk/soda.
  4. Add the golden syrup and butter which have been heated together to melt the butter.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix quickly.
  6. 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.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 30 minutes.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Peter C. Maxwell 
University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 
Recipe last modified: 16 Apr 87

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