Chef Murph’s Thanksgiving Muffins

by Chef K.T. Murphy

1 cup cooked pumpkin or canned
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon molasses
2 cups sifted flour(sift before measuring)
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins.

Blend together sugar and margarine. Add pumpkin, molasses and egg. Sift flour with baking powder and spices. Add soda to buttermilk. Mix raisins and nuts with 1/2 cup of sifted flour and spices. Add the rest of flour alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Place in well greased muffin tins. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. If very large tin, bake 25 minutes. Makes 4 dozen small or 2 dozen large muffins.

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