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Orange poppyseed muffins



The orange flavour of these muffins comes from the zest in the batter and the brushing of fresh orange juice once they exit from the oven.  They are moist and crunchy, best eaten on the day they're made.  Good for breakfast, tea or as a snack anytime of the day!












Left overs taste better when they're warmed for a minute or two.

Recipe for Orange poppyseed Muffins

Ingredients
  • 225 gm self-raising flour   
  • 120 gm caster sugar
  • 175 gm melted butter
  • 100 gm yoghurt
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp poppyseeds lightly toasted
  • 3eggs
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla   
Orange glaze
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 
  • 1 tsp sugar
Method
  1. Sift flour, mix in sugar, zest and poppyseeds together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat eggs into yoghurt, vanilla and melted butter, then tip this into the dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk till just combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 20 to 22 mins. till light brown. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by mixing the two ingredients till the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and brush on the orange glaze while they are still  hot.  Leave to cool in pan for about 5 mins. before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Makes 12 muffins.


Comments

  1. Cheah, cute muffins, should taste good and refreshing with the orange flavour. Must try.

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  2. Cheah, your muffins look pretty with poppy seeds. I think I'll add black sesame seeds instead when I want to bake this.

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    1. Thank you. Wonder how it'll taste with black sesame seeds. Good idea, must try next time.

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  3. Mmmmmmm citrus-y...love it and I love the poppy seeds too..just made some buns with poppy seeds too...lovely crunch ! Love your orange poppy seed muffins :)

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    1. Yes, the addition of poppy seeds does enhance the texture of the bakes.

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  4. Perfectly golden and moist. Love the combo of citrus and poppy.

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  5. Ya, should I make this, I will also replace with black sesame seeds. No poppy seeds in Singapore

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  6. Hello
    Thanks for the orange poppyseed muffins recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your orange poppyseed muffins photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

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    1. You're welcome! I'll take a look at the website and revert to you. Thanks!

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    2. Hi Nina, I've submitted 2 photos re the above post.

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  7. actually I am new in making muffins, so I am going to save this recipe and try it:)


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  8. so far i have 2 or 3 experiences with poppy seeds and i love them...i think i want to try that putting in my bread one day.

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