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Sunday, December 09, 2012
Cranberry and Lime Muffins
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup whole milk 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 1 lime 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 1/4 cup granulated sugar for topping
Put a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with paper or foil liners
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Keep an eye on the butter. Melt and cook down the butter until little brown bits appear in the pan. The crackling will subside and butter will begin to brown fairly quickly after that. Keep a close eye. Remove from heat.
Whisk milk, egg, yolk, vanilla and lime zest until combined. Add the brown butter and whisk to combine.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl Add milk and butter mixture all at one and stir gently to combine. Gently but thoroughly fold in the cranberries.
Divide the batter among muffin cups and spread evenly.
Generously sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake until golden and crisp and a wooden pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes then remove from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.