1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries, raisins, or chopped fresh cranberries
1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C). Lightly grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center. In a small mixing bowl combine egg, maple-flavored syrup, milk, and melted butter or margarine. Add all at once to flour mixture; stir just till moistened. (The batter will be lumpy.) Fold in dried cranberries or cherries, raisins, or chopped fresh cranberries. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F (200 C) oven about 20 minutes, or till golden brown. Transfer muffins to a wire rack.
In a small mixing bowl combine confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla, and enough milk to make a smooth icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over muffins.
Makes 12 muffins
Date: November 8, 2003