Spiced Mincemeat Muffins

Fancy a little Christmas baking?  Try serving these delicious festive muffins with a glass of mulled wine…..

Ingredients:
  • 100g butter
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1.5 tsp mixed spice
  • 175mls milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 200g mincemeat
  • A little icing sugar or sugar sparkle to finish

Follow these steps

  • Preheat the oven to 200degC
  • Line a muffin pan with festive paper cases
  • Melt the butter and leave to cool. Weigh out the flour, baking powder, sugar and mixed spice into a large bowl.
  • Add the milk to the beaten eggs followed by the cooled melted butter. Tip the liquid into the dry ingredients and fold together quickly to form a batter - take care not to over mix
  • Place a dessertspoon of the batter into the base of each paper case, top with a teaspoon of mincemeat. Add a further dessert spoon of batter taking care to cover the mincemeat, sealing it into the centre of each muffin.
  • Place in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, until well risen, dark golden brown and slightly springy to touch
  • Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar or sugar sparkle - serve warm
  • Makes around 16 muffins.
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