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Fantastic Recipes for Easter Brunch!

Fantastic Recipes for Easter Brunch!

Hot Cross Muffins
2 cups packaged biscuit mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup currants or raisins, soaked in hot water to plump, drained

Vanilla icing:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sift before measuring
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, soft
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix biscuit mix, sugar, salt, cinnamon, eggs, milk, oil, and orange peel. Add plumped raisins or currants. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Make vanilla icing and drizzle or pipe over muffins to make cross shapes. Makes 12 hot cross muffins.

Icing directions:
Combine all icing ingredients in small mixing bowl. Stir until smooth and well blended. Adjust for spreading consistency if necessary, adding more milk or more confectioners’ sugar.

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1 Maybelle S. { 03.30.13 at 12:24 pm }

OOPS! the oil is not listed in the ingredients of the Hot Cross Muffins
…. I have a batch in the oven now, I’ve added 1/3 cup oil. :) Hope that is right. IF they don’t come out well, I’ll let you know….

2 Chris Davis { 03.27.13 at 9:31 pm }
3 Marita Renner { 03.27.13 at 4:23 pm }

What is a cherimoya? Recipes look great, but need to know what the fruit is..thanks

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