There are two reasons I’m smiling today. One: I just got back from a most relaxing weekend in Goa. And two, continuing the mood of the last few days, I welcomed myself home by making a boozy dessert (to counter the withdrawals!)
Laced with rum, speckles of raisins and soaked in maple, the alcohol helps accentuate the flavor combinations for a rich and mellow taste and deliciousness of this muffin cannot be contained. Who doesn’t want to start the week with this little rummy delight? A perfectly legit way to have alcohol on a Monday morning!
Muffin Monday: Rum and Raisin Muffins
Recipe type: Dessert, Muffin
- 1¾ cups self raising flour
- 2 tablespoon caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup raisins
- ½ cup brown rum
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup of butter, melted
- Soak the raisins in rum 4 to 5 hours before you’re baking
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400F
- Prepare 12 regular muffin tins by brushing the bases with oil.
- Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Mix in the sugar, then make a well in the middle.
- In another bowl mix the egg, milk, and butter. Stir in the raisins with any rum that is left from soaking them
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones and gently fold it in. Do not over mix.
- Spoon into muffin tins, filling each one about two-thirds.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I brushed my muffins with maple syrup while they were still hot.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
10 gorgeous bakers are joining me in the kitchen today. Please hop over to their blogs to check out their delicious variations.
23 Responses to Muffin Monday: Rum and Raisin Muffins
Ha! A legit way to have alcohol on a Monday morning… I love it! Mondays just keep looking better and better ;)
Lovely recipe this week, An! The maple syrup is such a nice touch on yours. Hope your weekend away was everything you needed and more :)
No better way to ease into the week than with a boozy muffin! Love your addition of maple syrup – that must have been good. Until next time my friend :)
Hope you had fun this weekend! Thanks for keeping #muffinmonday alive, so much fun to be part of this every week :D
Too bad i couldn’t participate this week… i was in reunion, i had a busy week! They look really yummy, i’ll make them, i’m sure i’ll love them ;)
Such gorgeous muffins!
Lovely! Both, the Goa holiday and the muffins. And may I compliment you on the pictures… they keep getting better every Monday.
Yum, they look delicious, love seeing all the varieties! Happy Monday!
Oh, An! So happy to bake with the Muffin Monday Bakers again. Missed Valerie, for sure!
i’ve never baked with rum before, but i am SURE this is fabulous since i love beer bread :). yay for #muffinmonday!
Another great muffin, even if they aren’t “Southern Sweet” lol Glad you had a good trip! :)
Yummy! That is one fabulous flavor combo. I bet they taste heavenly.
I Love you photos:)) Hope you had fun in Goa and I loved these muffins – so far my favorite!! can’t wait for next week:)
Whoa-excellent flavor choice for those muffins! Nice for eating anytime-bookmarked -buzz buzz!
seriously who doesn’t like to start the week with a rummy delight :)!
I love rum raisin ice cream so I bet you I would love this muffin. Though honestly speaking I can’t remember when was it last I had rum raisin ice cream? hmmm lol Love this girlie and sounds like an amazing vacation!
I love raisins! Too bad I didn’t have any to bake these but glad was able to make this week’s baking. I will definitely bake these again, muffins for grown-ups.
Glad to hear you had a great weekend :)
i love rum & raisin in anything including muffins :D rum & raisins in chocolate mousse is good too, on and chocolates filled with the same ;-)
Rum in a muffin??? Yes. please!
how was Goa ??? Did you had fun and got tanned ? :)
Your muffins are always so amazing that I only wish I was staying close to your house !
The very word *Goa* sounds so exotic! Glad you had a lovely break. My goodness, I think two of these muffins in the morning will have me calling a cab to get myself anyway. Hide the car keys!
Seriously, they look wonderful, such a different recipe.
What a lovely combo..muffins with a kick! Glad that you had good time in Goa.
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