Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Buttery Orange Muffins

I tried this recipe for a special breakfast this morning. It came from a little recipe book I bought a long time ago, called "Old-Fashioned Muffin Recipes." These muffins turned out so well and I thought they tasted AMAZING!! The kids weren't that impressed, but I think it's because they were expecting something a little less cultured, like chocolate chip or something! These would be great tea party muffins, but were so yummy for breakfast too.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbs. grated orange rind
Butter for tops of muffins

Combine dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Separately mix egg, oil, milk and rind. Pour into dry mixture, stirring until batter is just moistened. (It's thicker than the average muffin batter - more like sticky biscuit dough, but
it's OK.) Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Place a small piece of butter (a fleck) on top each batter-filled cup. Then, evenly top each with the following mixture:

1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated orange rind
2 tsps. orange juice

Bake in 400 degree oven. 15 - 20 minutes (I did mine for 20)
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