*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Hot Buttered Rum Muffins
 
 Recipe By     : Southern Living Annual Recipes Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine -- softened
      1/2  cup           sugar
    2      large         eggs
    2      cups          flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/8  teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/8  teaspoon      ground nutmeg
      1/2  cup           milk
    5      tablespoons   rum -- divided
    3      tablespoons   sugar
 
 *  Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy.  Add 1/2 cup s
 ugar, beating well.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after 
 each addition.
 
 *  Combine flour and next 4 ingredients.  Combine milk and 3 tablespoons rum.  
 Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning an
 d ending with flour mixture.  Beat mixture at low speed until blended after eac
 h addition.
 
 *  Spoon into greased muffin pans, filling three-fourths full.
 
 *  Bake at 375F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.  Remove from pans immedia
 tely; place on a wire rack.
 
 *  Combine remaining 2 tablespoons rum and 3 tablespoons sugar in a small sauce
 pan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly; until sugar dissolves.  Brush ove
 r warm muffins.
 
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