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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cranberry Streusel Muffins (8)

This recipe isn't quite right yet, because it still makes eight muffins.  Granted they are regular-sized muffins, unlike the monsters they sell at the grocery store, but in this case, eight is more than enough!  You could decrease the amount of cranberries, but they are the highlight.  I want to get it smaller, but in the meantime...

1/4 c butter
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
1 c flour
1 t b powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 c milk
1 c whole cranberries
3 T flour
2 t b sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
2 t butter

Heat oven to 375-degrees.  Cream the first two ingredients - it helps if the butter is room temperature or warmed for about 10 seconds in the microwave.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour b powder and salt.  Add all at once to the egg mixture and measure the milk on top.  Gently stir until just barely mixed, then stir in the berries.  Spoon into grease muffin cups.  Mix the last four ingredients into crumbs and sprinkle even over the tops of the muffins.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until nicely golden brown.  Let them cool a minute or two, then remove from the tin onto a wire rack to cool so that they don't get soggy bottoms.  I think they are much better warm or the same day, as they lose texture as they age.  (Another reason to get the quantity down, yes?)

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