Mini Orange Muffins

Last Sunday I found myself possessing a pantry full of baking ingredients, a bowl full of oranges and an aching sweet tooth.

On Sunday’s in our town the corner shop is closed, and the nearest supermarket is nearly an hour and a half’s drive away from home. As a result,there was no hope for me to procure any pre-baked goods.

So I baked orange mini-muffins!

Here is what I used:

2 1/2 cups of plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup of caster sugar

Zest and juice of one large orange

1 large egg

1 cup of milk

1/4 cup of butter

Silicon mini-muffin tray

Baking paper

 

And this is what I did:

Before I began cooking I cut approximately 50 squares (10X10cm) out of baking paper, and filled the  cups of the muffin tray with them (one square in each cup).

I removed the zest from my orange, then juiced it. I combined the two into a small bowl and set them aside.

I then sifted the dry ingredients together and stirred in the egg, milk and melted butter. Once these ingredients were just combined I added the orange zest and juice, and stirred the mixture until it was smooth.

Next, I washed and orange, cut it in half lengthwise, and cut each half into thin wedges.

I then spooned the mixture into the cups so that they were nearly full but not over flowing. _DSC0389The orange slices went on top and the muffins went in the over for about 15 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

It took me a few loads as I only have one muffin tray and a small oven. However, I took the finished product to school the next day, and my colleagues assure me they are delicious!

 

Give them a go, and let me know how they turn out for you!

Monica

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