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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Recipe for Cranberry Muffins

Good afternoon my dear friends! Today's recipe is: 
Cranberry Muffins

I think some of you were under the impression that I was having my kitchen renovated. I wish! Rather, I had some cabinets come loose from the wall and just about crashed holding my everyday china as well as one of my good sets. My two Royal Albert teapots were also displayed above those cabinets so it gave us a bit of a fright when there was a loud crack very early one morning. 

I was somewhat dismayed having my dishes spread out on every surface in the kitchen. I am thankful however that the dishes were not broken. 
We managed until a friend came over and put the cabinets back together again and affixed them to the wall so they will stay put. I did get some spring cleaning done too in the process.

I have been planning to paint my cabinets white but my back just won't allow me to do that so for the time being they will remain oak.

Now, on to the recipe. As I mentioned in my tea post, this is an old recipe. Not sure where I found it, perhaps an old TV Guide, remember those?

Anyway, these muffins are the best I've eaten. They are moist and buttery with the tang of orange in them. My father loved them and so does my hubby. Don't be fooled by their flat tops. They resemble home made crumpets.

Early North American settlers called the bitter red fruit "crane berries" because the cranes feasted on them. Slightly sweetened and folded into a buttery muffin batter, they become a breakfast feast for modern celebrants.

2 cups cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
2 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP grated orange or tangerine rind
2 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup melted butter

Combine the chopped berries with the 1/2 cup of sugar. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. Combine the rind, eggs, milk and melted butter. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, blending just until dry ingredients are thoroughly dampened. Stir in cranberries. Fill buttered muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen muffins 

These muffins are lovely for breakfast, tea time, or a snack. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Have a lovely Valentines Day!

Sharing with these lovely parties:

Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Those muffins would be so good right now with my cup of tea! Love the red transfer.

  2. Sandi, I make cranberry muffins, but they don't have nearly as many cranberries! I would absolutely love your muffins, so I'm going to make them very soon!

  3. YUM, Sandi- they look delicious! What a nice Val Day morning surprise that could be!

  4. I've pinned your recipe Sandi for when I'm home and can pull a bag of cranberries from the freezer!

  5. These muffins look wonderful!

    And I felt my own heart pitter-patter at the horror having your cabinet fall along with the china pieces. Oi!! I'm glad you caught it in time.

    Wishing you a beautiful day... Happy Valentine's Weekend!


  6. I'm making these right away...pinned....thanks so much

  7. Oh Sandi, I know I would love these little gems! They do look like crumpets and would be lovely with a cup of tea. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Happy ❤️ Day!

  8. Hi Sandi - Love your red transfer-ware today. Those muffins do look good. I think the melted butter really makes a difference with muffins. I'll have to try these. Hope you are staying cozy on these cold nights. We are having the coldest one so far this year. Deb

  9. I can't wait to try your recipe. So good to hear that you and your dishes are safe. It could have been much worse! Happy Valentine's Day.

  10. I loved your visit today, Sandi. Thanks so much for your beautiful comment and I, too, wish you and your hubby a lovely Valentine's weekend. You displayed your muffins festively on your china with the heart cute. They look delish! I painted my cabinets white last summer.

  11. Can't wait to try this. I may try blueberries since Alpha Hubby doesn't like cranberries. Maybe without the rind, maybe with (adds pizazz)! Great post, as usual.

  12. Lovely Blog Sandi,I will have to try your muffin's.My valentines day as it is every year..visiting my husbands resting place and taking him red roses ..wishing he was still here..."Love never Dies"

  13. These look delicious Sandi! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  14. These look and sound delicious Sandi! I love a touch of orange with cranberries. Pinned. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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