Balsamic – Currant Muffins

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


These muffins are a perfection combination of sweet and savory. Perfect for Breakfast, brunch of dessert! Enjoy~


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1 dozen
5 Min
25 Min


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    1½ cups flour
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    1 tsp. baking powder
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    ½ tsp. baking soda
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    5 tablespoons butter
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    ¾ cups sugar
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    ½ cup sour milk – (milk plus 1 tps. vinegar or lemon juice – let milk sit a minute)
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    1 egg
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    for balsamic – currant filling:
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    ½ cup currants (or raisins)
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    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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    ¼ cup brown sugar
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    sugar topping:
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    1 tablespoon sugar
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    1 tablespoon brown sugar

How to Make Balsamic – Currant Muffins


  1. Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

    Combine the milk and vinegar and let sit until ready to use.

    In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

    In a mix-master combine the butter and sugar; mix until smooth. Add the egg and continue to mix. Add the sour milk while still mixing on low.

    Slowly add the flour mixture, while mixing on low.

    In a food processor combine the currants, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and process for a second or two.

    Prepare the cupcake tins with butter or paper cupcake holders.

    Fill halfway with the batter; followed by a teaspoon of currant filling and fill the rest of the cupcake with batter.

    Finish each cupcake with a sprinkle of the sugar topping.

    Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.

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About Balsamic – Currant Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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