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Cranberry Nut Muffins     CD  Veg  CBF  40mins

Makes 6 large or 12 small cakes     Cold Vegetarian  Fruit  Nuts Cakes Baked Fayre  Teatime

125g/5oz Sugar
50g/2oz Softened Butter or Margarine
2 Eggs, beaten
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk
225g/8oz Plain Flour
2 teasp Baking Powder
1/4 teasp Salt
50g/2oz Roughly chopped Walnuts
175g/6oz Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a 6 large or 12 small holed muffin tin.

2. In a large mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter until soft and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs a little at a time at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Add the milk to the butter mixture and mix well.

5. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate mixing bowl then quickly fold in the milk mixture. Do not over mix.

6. Quickly stir in the nuts and cranberries then spoon into the prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

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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