Grand marniercranberry nut muffins

Grand Marnier>Cranberry Nut Muffins recipe


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Ingredients
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup orange juice
1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
1-1/2 cups chopped nuts
1/2 cup Grand Marnier

Instructions:

Soak dried cranberries in 1/2 cup Grand Marnier and 1/2 cup orange juice overnight. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and baking soda. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or two knives. In a separate bowl, mix juice, vanilla, and slightly beaten eggs. Combine with dry mixture. Drain cranberries and add to mixture. Fold in nuts.

Fill well-greased muffin tins. Bake in 350 degree oven. Bake 2-1/2 inch muffins (18 muffins) for 25 minutes or 3-1/2 inch muffins (9 muffins) for 28 minutes. Serve with cranberry nut butter.

Notes: Garnish with twisted slice of orange and sprig of nutmeg geranium. The secret is in the marinating of the cranberries!

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 30 minutes


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