Friday, July 20, 2012


250 grams plain flour
200 grams vanilla yoghurt
150 grams butter
200 grams brown sugar
3 medium eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
100 grams raisins
100 grams walnuts

Place the raisins to soak in hot water, and melt the butter (in a double boiler or in a microwave). Remove it from the heat, add the brown sugar and beat with an electric mixer on high speed, until the butter cools down. Add the eggs, one by one, beating well after each; and then add the yoghurt. When the batter is well combined, add the vanilla, spices, well-drained raisins, and chopped walnuts, and combine with a wooden spoon or a spatula. In the end, add the flour sifted with the baking powder and combine well. Divide into 15 muffin cups and bake in a preheated oven, at 190˚C, for about 20 minutes. Serve with tea or coffee. Yields 15 muffins.