Bran & Date Muffins

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When I was little, my mom used to bake the most delicious bran & date muffins.  I still remember helping her make them in the kitchen and eating them as soon as they came out the oven.

Nostalgia at its best.

So, when I went home for Christmas, one of the first things I did was ask if I could have the recipe. 
I actually took her recipe book home - I love the brown pages, stained with cocoa and mixture.  I love a used cookbook - its full of home.

Date & Bran Muffins


(Makes 12 Large Muffins)

250g dates - finely chopped
250ml boiling water
5ml bicarb
30g butter
300g cake flour (plain)
50g bran
50g brown sugar
A few drops of vanilla essence
250ml buttermilk
1 egg

- mix dates with boiling water, bicarb and butter and leave to cool
- place dry ingredients in a bowl
- add buttermilk, beaten egg and vanilla to date mixture
- pour into dry ingredients and mix
- place large spoonfuls into muffin tin and bake at 200 degrees for +- 20 minutes.

Enjoy smothered in butter with a cup of tea.
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