Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making Tuesday Tasty-Orange Muffins

I made these for our brunch on Sunday. I liked them because they weren't overpowering with orange flavor. A nice hint of orange. To be honest though, they came out a little dry after trying to keep them warm so, I might have taken these out a couple of minutes early. You may have to check them often depending on how hot your oven cooks. This is listed as an old Mennonite recipe.


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

2/3 cup orange juice

1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup ground walnuts (optional)

1 tablespoon melted butter

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white sugar and grated orange peel. Stir in orange juice, 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs and chopped nuts.
Pour into 12 muffin cups.
Blend 1 tablespoon melted margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle on top of each muffin. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.


Lucy said...

Muffins are definitely my favorite "pastry." I don't make them nearly as often as I should, but maybe I just needed the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

HollyB said...

think I may need to try it!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Um, YUM! This sounds so good! I'll def have to try them sometime! Thanks for sharing mama!