Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Sssssnake Year 2013 - Have an Orangey Muffin♡

I realised it had been almost 3 weeks since my last bake in January. Nope, I wasn't preparing for the Lunar New Year. My helper had gone back for a 2 weeks vacation and will only be back after tomorrow. So past weeks were more of a "maid" myself, along with the help of my hubby to look after the 3 little monsters and our housechores... hahaha....
How about yours? Had you been busy preparing for the Snake Year too?
 I finally found some time to bake yesterday night after I got home. I was just dying to bake something and this recipe, I had KIV for quite awhile as I did not have oranges at home then. Look at the soft, fluffy texture of these Fresh Orange Muffins. These muffins are not tobe missed!
 Using fresh orange zest, orange flesh & orange juice had made these muffins a very refreshing and delightful taste. In another words, could I just say they tasted like fresh juicy oranges too?
Using the orange flesh, orange zest and sugar, cook on a low heat, keeps the orange flesh in its moist, juicy texture. Filling the orange flesh in between the batter and placing some on top of the batter.
 There, giving me its best color, excellent taste of these no frills, easy baked Orange Muffins.
If you love oranges, I'm sure you will find great pleasures making these muffins... With the moist orange flesh & zest... It's just like eating an orange as it is...♡

 Here, I wish everyone to have a prosperous, healthy & wealthy year ahead!
Happy Happy Ssssssnake Year!!!! 



Recipe as adapted by "Easy Bake" by 梁家榕
(With some slight modifications)

Ingredients
(A)
1 orange flesh, diced into small little cubes
1 orange zest
3 tbsp sugar
Mix all ingredients, cook on low heat. Mix well. Once sugar had dissolved, turn off the heat and set aside

(B)
1 egg
60ml milk
60ml orange juice
60g melted butter (I replaced it with 60ml Canola Oil)
(C)
120g sugar (I used 100g)
175g self raising flour, sieved
Mix all (B) in a big mixing bowl. Combine well. 
Add in (C) into the mixture and blend well.
Scoop 1/3 of the batter into the paper cups & fill some orange flesh. Topped up with the remaining batter, about 3/4 full & topped with some orange flesh.
Bake in a preheated oven of 200C for about 25-30mins.

For the orange glaze, using half the juice of an orange, about 25ml & 1 tbsp of sugar. Cook over low heat. Let it cool before glazing the orange muffins.

Have a orangey orangey Chinese New Year♡

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi,

    Nice to hear from you again. Me busy? Not too bad... CNY is just another usual day in Melbourne.

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you and your family all the best for the snake year.

    Zoe

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  2. From all the ingredients used I can smell orange in the air LOL! 祝新年快乐!恭喜发财!

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  3. Love the oranges in the muffins. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  4. Gong Xi Faa Chai, Mimi! Love this recipe & I can imagine the lovely citrus flavor in these muffins! Refreshing indeed!

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