So how about a bit of home baking? It’s just the weather for it!
- 1 medium orange, washed and cut into quarters
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 egg
- 100g/4oz butter, melted, plus a little extra to grease the muffin tin
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup dates/
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
- Place the pieces of orange in the food processor and reduce to pulp. Add orange juice, egg and melted butter, and combine.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar into a bowl.
- Add the mixture from the processor to the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Add the chopped dates and mix until just combined.
- Use the mixture to fill a 12-hole muffin tin which has been greased. (Each hole will be filled about ¾ full). OR YOU CAN USE CUPCAKE PAPERS.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the
pre-heatedoven or until firm and nicely browned.
Date orange muffins photo instructions
Take one whole orange – yes, skin and all, just minus the pips – and pulverise it in the food processor … these little muffins aren’t moist and full of flavour for nothing; right now the oranges are bursting with juice and taste so this is the ideal recipe.
The first time I made them I didn’t have any dates and one glance out of the window at the raging snow storm confirmed that I was going to have to use whatever other dried fruit I had to hand.
It turned out to be large seedless black raisins, left over from the Christmas mincemeat.They were fine but I made the recipe again, this time with the specified dates, and they were much better: tastier, for a start, with more texture to them. So if you can, I recommend you use dates.
They were fine but I made the recipe again, this time with the specified dates, and they were much better: tastier, for a start, with more texture to them. So if you can, I recommend you use dates.