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
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. The 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!