Place 2 sticks of butter in a small bowl and melt them in the microwave for 1 minute. Set aside and let it cool.
Place raisins in a small bowl and add 2 cups of boiling water. Let them soak for 10 minutes for cleansing. Drain and rinse raisins. Set aside in a strainer to allow excess water to drain.
Preheat oven to 400 F. In the electric mixer bowl add eggs, sugar and mix on high speed for 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and pour in 2 cups of buttermilk. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Then add baking soda activated with vinegar. Mix for another minute, and then add melted and cooled butter.
Add flour, one cup at a time, and continue mixing on low until all the flour is well incorporated. Add raisins and mix it on low for 1 minute, or until raisins are well mixed in.
Prep & Fill Muffin Molds:
In a bittersweet moment, my sisters and I split these muffin molds after our mom passed away. They're unique, but you may get something similar at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place 2 tbsp. of butter in a cup. Melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds and grease the molds with melted butter. Divide batter between the molds, filling them ¾ full. Place them on a small pizza pan and bake (one batch at a time) for 35-40 minutes at 400 F, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the molds. Let them cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.
Enjoy with a cold cup of milk or a hot cup of coffee! :)
Buttermilk Muffins with Raisins https://www.valyastasteofhome.com/buttermilk-muffins-with-raisins/