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Christmas Gems

Makes 36


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed peel
  • 125g Australian butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Australian buttermilk
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  1. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices together. Add the raisins and mixed peel. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fill buttered and lined muffin tins with mixture and bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm spread with butter.

Tips / Handy Hints

Using a microwave safe 6 serve muffin pan, spoon in batter to half way. Place on a rack and cook for 3 1/2 minutes on High (100%). Turn out and allow to cool on rack. Continue until all mixture is used.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serve:
Energy (kj) 345
Protein (g) 2
Fat, Total (g) 3
Carbohydrates (g) 12
Sodium (mg) 0
Calcium (mg) 16
Iron (mg) 0


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