By Kevin Williams
Regulars here know that I love our neighbor to the north. Canada is a fun, friendly place with amazing food. From poutine to Tim Horton's doughnuts, there's a little something for everything in Canadian food. Another quintessentially Canadian food: butter tarts. I found some baking in the home of a Canadian Amish family when I visited and was able to get her recipe. But then Amish365 reader, Penny, posted a recipe for Butter Tart Muffins. This is an amazing muffin twist on this Canadian favorite that definitely seems worth a try!
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ½ cup butter cut into pieces
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups raisins
- 1½ cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- Cook above ingredients in saucepan over medium heat and cook stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and beginning to bubble.
- Remove from heat
- Stir in
- Place sauce pan in fridge for 10 minutes without a lid to help cool
- Mix in bowl flour, baking soda, and powder in a bowl.
- Stir in cooled cooked mixture, mixing everything well.
- Fill lightly greased muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until cake taster comes out clean.
- Remove from oven
- tablespoons of maple syrup to be brushed over the tops of all the muffins. Makes 12.
And if you want to stick with more traditional butter tarts, try this Amish recipe here.