I have adapted the recipe from here. It's actually very common to add buttermilk to good muffins recipes but while reading that post It suddenly reminded me that I had some crumble left in the freezer since I always make apple crumble for Mr. Husband (well it's apple season).
Although I like baking I'm not a big fan of sweets so I've cut on the sweetness of the original recipe. I also added the orange pulp which gives a moist texture, natural sweetness and certainly more orangy taste. I do like this orange muffin recipe and I hope you enjoy it too. It's always nice when it's served freshly baked.
Makes 11-12 standard-size muffins
Prep: 5 min - Baking: 20 min
The orange muffin batter
- 300g of all-purpose flour
- 120 g 150g of caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp of poppy seeds
- A pinch of salt
- 200 ml of buttermilk (or 100 ml milk and 100 ml natural yoghurt)
- 1 whole orange (zest, juice and pulp that you collect from the juicer)
- 1 large egg, at room temperature and lightly beaten
- 60 ml of oil
- 80 g of caster sugar
- 70g of flour
- 50g of butter in cubes
- 20g of almond powder
- A good pinch of cinnamon or the zest of 1/2 orange
With the tip of your fingers, work the flour and the butter. Add the other ingredients and try to get a crumbly texture. Place in the freezer for 10 min (if you have time, since you are at it, make a good batch and keep it in the freezer).
The orange muffin
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (fan oven). Prepare a muffin tin (11 to 12) with cases, set aside.
Mix the liquid ingredients (milk/yoghurt or buttermilk, oil, orange juice and zest, pulp and a lightly beaten egg) in one side and the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt and poppy seeds) in a large bowl.
Stir to combine. By now, you know you should hardly combine (no blending, no whipping) the ingredients and never overmix a muffin batter in order to get an aery texture in your muffin.
|Isn't that a good texture for a muffin?|
Fill muffin cups/cases about ¾ full.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove from oven and let stand in tin for 5 minutes. Place on wire racks. Dust with icing sugar once cool and Serve. I actually enjoyed them the next day, it tasted even more orangy...