Start the day with a fresh batch of almond and craisin muffins. Served with hot coffee and orange juice the smell is sure to rouse the masses from their slumber.
Makes 12 small or 6 large Texas muffins
1¾ cups self-raising flour
⅔ cup caster sugar
½ cup almond meal
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
½ cup craisins
½ cup sultanas
125g butter, melted and cooled
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw almonds, roughly chopped
1 Line muffin moulds with paper cases. Put flour, sugar, almond meal, cinnamon, apricots, craisins and sultanas into bowl. Cover and set aside until Christmas morning.
2 Next morning, preheat oven to 180C. Combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla in a large jug. Whisk until combined. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into prepared paper cases and sprinkle with chopped almonds. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm.