Blueberry and orange muffins

Without my intent to do so this week has somehow turned into a muffin week here. It started with these Double chocolate muffins and I can’t imagine a better way to finish it than with these blueberry and orange muffins.

I baked these for the first time a couple of months ago when I went on a weekend trip to Wales with a group of friends. It was an early start on Saturday morning and I knew we needed something sweet to kickstart the day. These served perfectly and all 10 disappeared in about 2 minutes, so if you have family/friends who appreciate good muffins make two batches of these instead.

P.S. If you ever have a chance to visit Wales, do it! Brecon Beacons National Park is wonderful and the seaside is breath-taking. Here are some pictures from our late summer trip.

Brecon Beacons Waterfalls
Brecon Beacons Waterfalls
Brecon Beacons Waterfalls
Brecon Beacons Waterfalls. Photo by Gerard Puigmal.
Three Cliffs Bay
Three Cliffs Bay

Back to muffins now.

BLUEBERRY AND ORANGE MUFFINS (Makes 10)

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 beaten eggs
¾ cup semi skimmed milk
½ cup melted butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel or ½ teaspoon orange extract
1 cup fresh blueberries

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and set aside.
  3. In a separate medium bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, melted butter and orange extract/peel. Add this mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Carefully fold in blueberries.
  5. Spoon into muffin cases and bake about 25 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cool and serve at room temperature.

Blueberry and orange muffins

Blueberry and orange muffins

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