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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Raisin Muffins Recipe

This is a recipe for raisin muffins. Muffins are of course thought of as an American (USA) treat but they have been baked in Scotland for many years. This recipe uses a variety of ingredients and can be served dry or with some cinammon butter (recipe below main recipe)


  • 125g (4oz)margarine
  • 175 g (6 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 225g (8oz) raisins
  • 275 g (10 oz) plain flour, sieved with
  • lx 5ml spoon (1 tsp) baking powder,
  • and lx 2.5ml spoon (1/2 tsp) salt

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy and beat in egg. Then Cook raisins in 425 ml (/34 pint) water for 15 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving lOOml (4fl.oz) of liquid. Add liquid to creamed mixture and stir in dry ingredients and raisins until just moistened.

Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake in preheated oven 190~C, 375 F, Gas No.5 for 15-20 minutes.

  • Servings 12-16
  • Preparation Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins

Cinammon Butter:
  • 125 g (4 oz) Butter (Salted)
  • 175 g (6 oz) brown sugar
  • lx 5 ml spoon (1 tsp) cinnamon

Mix together all ingredients and serve with warm muffins

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