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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ORANGE BREAKFAST MUFFINS

This is one of the lovely muffin recipes which I have bookmarked to try since last year.
Recipe is by Nigella Lawson from Nigella Bites but I followed the recipe posted by Mimi [Mimi Bakery House].
Fully agreed with Mimi, these muffins are soft and light even though they look a little crusty on the top. Very aromatic with the orange zest and juice.
Moreover, it is easy to prepare the batter for baking.  Just combine the dry and wet ingredients with quick mixing [batter is lumpy] and you get lovely muffins within 20-30 minutes.
I added some dried strawberries which I had lying in the fridge for quite awhile now to the flour before mixing in the liquid ingredients [optional].
BTW, my family had this as a sweet dessert after a light dinner [noodles].
Ingredients
[makes 12 muffins]
75 gm unsalted butter - melted
250 gm self raising flour
25 gm ground almond
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
75 gm caster sugar
zest of 1 orange
100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
100 ml full fat milk
1 egg
some chopped dried strawberries



  1. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together the flour, ground almond, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and orange zest in a large bowl.
  3. Measure the orange juice and milk in a jug and whisk in the egg and then the cooled melted butter. 
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing with a spatula [the batter will be lumpy, do not over mix the muffin mixture].
  5. Spoon the mixture equally [about 90% full] into the muffin cases and bake in preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 20 minutes on middle shelf.
  6. Remove to cool on a wire rack before serving.

8 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I haven't baked muffins for so long! I can see from your last photo that your muffin is light and airy. Ho chiak!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

I love muffins, and a simple one without any use of mixer, so this delicious-looking muffin is going to my to-bake list ;)

Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Kimmy,
These orange breakfast muffins made me drool ... I like moist and tangy flavour muffins, served warm with a cup of hot drinks ...^-^

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, honestly, these muffins are good. I like the crusty top and when you bite further, it is soft and moist. Very fragrant orange aroma.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jasline, me too love making muffins or cupcakes without having to use a mixer. Less washing up to do. This one is just mixing liquid and dry ingredients together. I think it is the same method as making smiling Fatt Koh. Do try and you will like it. It can also be kept in the fridge, just reheat for 10 minutes and the muffin is crusty and soft again.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, you are right. I had this for afternoon tea freshly baked and kept some to serve as dessert when we had fried yellow noodles for dinner.

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Hi Kimmy,
Thank you for your interest in participating in this month's BREE! However, muffins and cupcakes will not be accepted for participation for this month's theme. Indeed, this two are considered desserts, but due to the possibility that they may be a theme on their own in future months, the event organiser and I have decided to exclude muffins and cupcakes from this month's BREE event. I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused, and would also like to thank you for bringing this issue to my attention, since I did not include muffins and cupcakes in my list of unaccepted desserts. However, I do hope you would still join in the event with other dessert dishes. Once again, sorry for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for participating in BREE!

Kimmy said...

Hi Aunty Young, no problem at all. Sure I have some lovely desserts to join you soon but not many cos' desserts are usually sweet. Me, senior people cannot indulge too much or too often with dessert.

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