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Heirloom Raisin Muffins

No recipe image available.Raisin muffins like great grandma and her grandma use to make.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine raisins and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain; reserving the liquid. Add enough water to the reserved liquid to make 1 cup; cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture alternately with the reserved liquid to cream mixture, stirring after each addition. Stir in raisins.
  4. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling two-thirds full.
  5. Bake in 400°F (205°C) oven for 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Let completely cool on wire racks.

Makes 12 muffins.