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Q: WHEN I bake raisin scones, the raisins on the surface of the scones burn and become hard. Is there a remedy for this? Can I also have a recipe for raisin muffins?
A: YOU can prevent the raisins from drying out and burning by either rinsing them thoroughly or soaking them in warm water for 15 minutes. Do check your oven temperature to ensure that you are not baking at too high a temperature. Here's a recipe for raisin muffins. For variation, replace raisins with currants or chopped ready-to-eat dried apricots.
Ingredients: 60g soft margarine, melted 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 cups plain flour, sifted 1/2 cup raisins 1 tbsp baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork 1 cup milk
Method: Preheat oven to 200°C.
Mix margarine, egg and milk together in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, sift in plain flour and baking powder. Stir in sugar, and raisins. Pour margarine and milk mixture onto the dry ingredient mixture and mix well to form a batter.
Spoon into 12 cup (regular) muffin pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until muffins are golden brown.
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