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Mandarin Orange and Pear Muffins


These muffins are light and refreshing, thanks to the bold orange flavour and a sweet topping.  I topped the muffins with two pieces of  Mandarin orange and added a sprinkling of sugar to give them a crusty top.  The pears added a fruity flavour and provided a moist texture to the muffins as well.






Recipe for Pear and Mandarin Orange Muffins

Ingredients   
  • 9 oz plain flour
  • 4 oz caster sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or Canola oil (I used melted butter)
  • 125 to 150 ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped pears
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • Mandarin orange
  • Sugar for sprinkling

Method
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing bowl.  Add in the sugar and mix well.
  2. Lightly whisk the eggs, oil, yoghurt and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, toss in the chopped pears, mix till just combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan.  Arrange 2 pieces of Mandarin orange on the surface and add a sprinkling of sugar.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 200 deg.C for 20 to 25 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  6. Let muffins cool in pan and serve warm.
  7. Yield : 12 Muffins





I'm linking this post to the 'Little Thumbs Up' event and the theme for August is 'Flour'
organised by
Zoe of  'Bake for Happy Kids', Doreen of  'My Little Favourite DIY' and hosted by
Diana Gale of   'Domestic Goddess Wannabe'

Comments

  1. Looks yummy. However when do you add in the chopped pears?

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    1. Thanks for the alert, Veronica. I've edited the method....:))

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  2. Fruity muffins sounds so good for my breakfast!

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  3. Hi Cheah, I love the golden colour on top, look so pretty and yummy

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  4. They look so gorgeous golden brown and moist. Excellent, Cheah!

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  5. Oh Cheah , you are killing me here , mouth watering just looking at the screen , got to make these ;-D ~Nee~

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  6. What a fantastic summer recipe. These are mouth-watering.

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  7. Cheah, these muffins are very attractive!

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  8. These muffins look beautiful.. the color is very nice.

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  9. When you bake muffins that look like these, how do you stop yourself from eating them all??? love!!

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    1. Ha, ha, you've said it right. I was the first to take a bite after it was slightly cooled!

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  10. Hi Cheah, this muffin is so irresistible and yummy. I am bookmarking this and just can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

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    1. Thank you. Do let me know after you've tried this!

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  11. Hi Cheah,

    Like the fact that these muffins are fully packed with nice, sweet and tangy fruits. Yum!

    Zoe

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  12. Hi Soke Hah, I love light and fluffy muffins. Will give this a try. Are you using canned mandarin oranges?

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  13. Wow~ Moist and fruity muffins! My mom will love this. (^_^)

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