Dried apricots and rum muffins with spiced butter

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup Flour
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 cup Dried apricots; chopped
1 Egg
½ cup Heavy cream
¼ cup Myers rum
¼ cup Vegetable oil
½ cup Butter; softened
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. For muffins: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and apricots together. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, cream, rum and oil together.

Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Muffins must not be overmixed. If overmixed, the muffins will be tough. The batter should be lumpy and not smooth. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins. Bake for 20 minutes. For the butter: In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mix until incorporated. Using a 8- by 10-inch piece of plastic wrap, spoon the butter onto the center of the wrap. Fold the wrap over and roll the plastic up, forming a log shape.

Refrigerate until the butter has set, about 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and unwrap. In a napkin-lined basket, invert the muffins into the basket. Place the spiced butter on a small dish and set to the side of the basket. This recipe yields 12 muffins.

Recipe Source: ESSENCE OF EMERIL with Emeril Lagasse From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EE-2296 broadcast 02-26-1997) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by MR MAD, aka Joe Comiskey - jpmd44a@...

03-10-1997

Recipe by: Emeril Lagasse

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