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Berry Mint Muffins  Veg CD CBF 60mins plus cooling

 

Makes 12    Cold Vegetarian  Fruit Cakes Baked Fayre

Ingredients
225g/8oz Berries e.g. Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
225g/8oz Self Raising Flour
teasp Salt
1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Mint Leaves
100g/4oz Butter
175g/6oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk
1 teasp Vanilla Extract
Brown Sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and lightly oil a 12 hole muffin tin. In a bowl, mash two thirds of the berries, keeping the remaining one third whole. Set aside.

2. Place the flour, salt and mint in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Set aside.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together butter and caster sugar.

4. Add the eggs, a little at a time, mixing well between each addition then add the vanilla and half the milk and mix well.

5. Add the mashed berries and mix well.

6. Add half the flour mixture, mix briefly then add the rest of the milk and the rest of the flour mixture,  mix but just enough to moisten the dry ingredients.

7. Quickly fold in the whole berries then spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 25 to 35 minutes.

8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
 

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Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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