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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My 150th Post : Orange Muffin

This is my 150th post. I decided to post these cuties on this special post. My daughter suggested to post this on Chinese New Year, but I didn't get time then.
I have baked them few weeks back with fresh oranges during Chinese New Year, when Singapore markets were flooding with oranges. These Orange plants are to be seen all over Singapore during Chinese New Year. These oranges are distributed among relatives during CNY to wish them good luck as Oranges are symbols of abundance and good fortune. These seasonal tiny mandarin oranges are very very sweet and cheap, too.

orange muffin

Ingredients : (makes about 15 muffins)
Wet Ingredients
Melted Butter/margarine : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Egg : 1
Milk : 1/2 cup
Orange : 2 big or 4 small(Juice of 2 oranges, about 1/2 cup)
Orange zest : 2 tblsp. (zest of 2 big oranges)
Orange essence : 1 tsp.
Dry mango strips : few strips(chopped-optional)

Dry Ingredients
All-purpose flour : 2 cups
Baking Powder : 1 tsp.
Baking Soda : 1 tsp.
Walnut/hazelnut : 10-12(finely chopped)

Orange muffin
Method :
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F(175 degree C). Place oven rack in middle of oven and prepare a muffin tray with muffin cups.
  • Quarter and de-seed the oranges. First, take out the zest from the oranges. Then extract juice using juicer/reamer. 
  • Take a mixing bowl, pour orange juice in, add orange zest. Add melted butter and sugar in it. Mix well. 
  • In a cup, take milk and add one egg in there. Give it a good whisk using a fork. Then add this milk-egg mixture in butter-sugar mix. Beat well again until sugar melts. Add orange essence finally and mix again.
  • In another bowl, take flour, baking soda and baking powder, mix well together. Then add this flour mix in butter-sugar mixture. Beat well again to make a creamy batter. If your dough is little dry, you can add little orange juice. Beat together to make a creamy batter.
  • Finally, add chopped mango slices and finely chopped nuts.
  • Pour batter into muffin cups and fill up to 3/4 of muffin cup is filled. Bake for 30-35 minute or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. 
I have made this orange loaf in loaf pan using the same batter.
    Orange Loaf

    Sending this to following events :
    Spotlight : Colorful Holi, event started by me
    Radhika's Let's Cook#12-Sweet something
    Vardhini's Sweet Love-anything sweet
    Priya's Healthy Diet Event-Baked Goodies, guest hosted by Vegetarian Tastebuds

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / by / 15 Comments


    1. Looks lovely and congrats on 150th post!!

    2. cute and yummy muffins.I always love the orange flavor in muffins. Congrats on ur 150th post

    3. Congrats!!! for ur milestone. Yum muffins

    4. Congrats Indrani!!thats an awesome achievement. love anything with orange in it. this looks super delicious.

    5. wow v nice pic....muffins are perfectly fluffy!

    6. Congrats n wish u many many more hundreds...Muffins looks so perfect n citrus flavor bakes!!
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    7. Orange muffins look inviting and perfect. Thx for linking to the event.

      Event: Sweet Luv
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    8. Congrats on your 150th post and wish you tons more to come.

    9. congrats on the 150th post, what a great milestone! orange muffins look fantastic

    10. Congrats dear !! Keep Rocking !! perfectly baked muffins looks wonderful !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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