Orange and Date Muffins

    35 min

    The flavours remind me of Christmas morning! Cinnamon or mixed spice can be added for a little more spice. I use my food processor to cut up the orange rind.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 orange with peel, chopped
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) orange juice
    • 75g (3 oz) chopped dates
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 200g (7 oz) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) soured cream

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin cases.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together chopped orange, orange juice, dates and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into orange mixture just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in soured cream. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until a small knife inserted into centre of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from tin and let cool before serving.

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    Used different ingredients. Excellent!!! These were so nice and moist** didn't have soured cream -but- Yoghurt worked just fine, added some spices. GREAT.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Yummy and moist like little puddings. I added some ground cloves and cinnamon, and only used 1/3 the skin from the orange. I don't think I would use any more peel than that as the variety of orange I used had quite a thick peel.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Something else. am a bit ambivelent here as far as rating. Would rate 3.5 stars. I read all reviews first and used just 1/2 the orange peel reserving the other half in case I wanted to add more but didn't need to. These did have a very nice orange flavour. Put the eggs, juice, sugar, dates and orange in my food processor. I thought at first I had added too much powder or soda because it had that 'fizzy' look and texture but realised it was just reacting with the acid in the juice. Subbed some of the oj with fresh pineapple juice and they still had very nice orange flavour. The problem I have with this is #1. not really sweet enough so would be more like a breakfast muffin. I intend on glazing them w/some sugar mixed with oj and zest to help with this. #2. I was alarmed when I saw one reviewer mention the word 'pudding' like texture. I found I had to bake them a bit longer to get rid of that spongy pudding like texture and it didn't completely. Added 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. each of allspice and nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. cardamom. These blend of spices were complimentary. Very good flavour but just lacking in sweetness and the texture.  -  15 Sep 2008