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Ginger - Molasses Muffins Recipe

Makes 40 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 4 separated, room temp egg
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecan
  • 1 cup raisin
  • Pinch cream of tartar


Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.
2. Grease 2-inch muffin tins.
3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
4. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy, using electric mixer.
5. Blend in molasses, yolks and soda.
6. Combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
7. Mix into butter alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions each.
8. Fold in nuts and raisins.
9. Beat whites with cream of tartar in another bowl until stiff but not dry.
10. Fold into batter.
11. Spoon into prepared tins, filling 3/4 full.
12. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
13. Transfer to racks. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Reheat in 350 deg. Oven about 4 minutes.)
14. Serve warm.


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Main Ingredient:Herb and Spice / Ginger
Course:Dessert
Snacks
Breakfast
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Baking
Dish:Muffins
Bread
Difficulty:Easy

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