Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recipe - Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins

Hello long time no speak! Ive been living out of a suitcase for 5 weeks while the renovations have been going on at my house so its been hard to get online and post interesting things as my mind has been all bathroom fittings and kitchen dimensions! So to make up for it I am sharing one of my winning recipes with you. These muffins have gone down a treat at the Taranaki Farmers Markets and with my in-laws that have been visiting.

2 1/1 cups white flour pref organic or unbleached
3 level tsp baking powder
3/4 cup caster sugar
125g unsalted melted butter
2 free range eggs
1 tbsp poppy seeds
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp grated spray free orange rind
1/2 cup spray free orange juice

Soak poppy seeds in the milk for 10 mins so they are not too crunchy and stick in your teeth!
Put flour, bp and sugar in a bowl and make a well. Add in melted butter, beaten eggs, orange rind & juice and add milk & poppy seeds and mix really well with a metal spoon. Should blend to a very smooth batter.

Grease a 6 cup Texan muffin pan and bake conventionally (no fan!) for 25 mins at 180c.

Great as a dessert with a bit of cream!