These muffins really clinched it for me. The currant is delightful. I don't ever remember using them before I joined this group, but now I find them indescribably delicious! I don't remember them being commonplace in the market, but perhaps I just wasn't looking. I used the last of my King Arthur's Flour currants in this batch and picked up some new ones at the Fresh Market. What a surprise I got when preparing to make the Beggar's Linguine, the Kroger carries currants as well. (P.S. They also carry dried figs - who knew?)
Citrus is my all time favorite flavor with lemon leading that pack. The freshness that flavor gives to these muffins is great. I will add these to my, must have on a brunch table pile of goodies. Thanks for this great selection, Lauryn, her site Bella Baker has the recipe, as does the book, page 7. Check-out her work for Hamilton Jeweler's Diamond Noir celebration. Her table was elegant, the food she prepared exquisite, I am sure it tasted even better than it looked.