For something a little extra special, make an orange glaze for the muffins once they're cool. Simply mix together 1 tablespoon melted butter, 2 tablespoons orange juice and 6 tablespoons icing sugar. Whisk thoroughly and add more orange juice or icing sugar to adjust the consistency if necessary. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled muffins.
lovely texture these muffins, think next time i would add orange zest just to give them abit more orangy flavour otherwise a nice recipe! - 06 Dec 2010
Thanks for the feedback, jomo. I never would think of 3 tbsp of poppy seeds as being too much, but perhaps 2 tbsp would be better if you're not a huge poppy seed fan? Also, come to think of it you could add some grated orange zest if you're looking for more orange flavour... I would also like to try freshly squeezed (pulpy!) orange juice. But all in all I still have to say I love these muffins as is! - 23 Sep 2009
These are lovely and moist. I used lemon and orange juice and added the zest of 3 lemons. To finish, I mixed the juice of 2 lemons, zest of 1 lemon and 3 tablespoons of caster sugar. When the cakes were still warm, I pierced holes in the top with a skewer and drizzled over 2 teaspoons of the lemon topping per cake. Delicious!! - 01 Feb 2016