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      Title: Heirloom Raisin Muffins
 Categories: Muffins Breakfast Brunch Breads  
   Servings:  4
       1 c  Raisins                             1 c  Water 
     1/2 c  Butter/Regular Margarine          1/4 c  Sugar 
       2 ea Large Eggs                      1 1/2 c  Unbleached Flour, Sifted 
       1 t  Baking Powder                 
   Combine raisins and water in saucepan.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and
   cover.  Simmer 20 minutes.  Drain raisins, reserving liquid.  Add enough
   water to reserved liquid to make 1/2 cup.  Cool well.
   Cream together butter and sugar in bowl until light and fluffy, using
   electric mixeer at medium speed.  Add eggs, beat 2 more minutes.
   Sift together flour and baking powder.  Add flour mixture alternately with
   1/2 cup of reserved raisin liquid into creamed mixture, mixing well after
   each addition.  Stir in raisins.  Spoon batter into greased 3-inch
   muffin-pan cups, filling 2/3rds full.
   Bake in 400 degree F. oven 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve hot
   with homemade jam or jelly.