Easter Hot Cross Muffins Recipe

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Preparation Time:
40 minutes
Occasion Recipes
Regular kitchen utensils, Microwave/oven.
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Easter Hot Cross Muffins Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove (optional)
  • 1/2 cup candied peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricot
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 4 teaspoons orange juice

Preparation Method for Easter Hot Cross Muffins Recipe

  • For preparing Easter Hot Cross Muffins, first preheat the oven to350°F.
  • In the meanwhile, put the raisins in a bowl and soak them in the orange juice. Put it in the microwave for 1 minute and then, set aside.
  • Make a 12-cup muffin tray ready by greasing it.
  • In a large bowl, pour the flour, and add the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt and cloves.
  • Also mix the raisin mixture, candied peel and apricots in it. Blend all the ingredients together carefully.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg with milk, oil, butter and vanilla.
  • Now, pour it on the mixture of the flour and stir until just mixed. It is better if the mixture is a little lumpy.
  • Pour into the muffin caps and put to bake. It will take almost 20 to 25 minutes for the muffins to get baked.
  • For the glaze, stir the sifted icing sugar with orange juice until it gets absolutely smooth and then drizzle or spoon them over the muffins.
  • Cool in the wire rack and store the muffins in an airtight container.
  • In the room temperature, you can store the muffins up to three days while you can store them for two months if you refrigerate them.