Monday, 19 September 2011

Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

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Time just flies when you have kids around. My son celebrated his third birthday few days back... I don't remember if I was so demanding and if my birthday was celebrated this way, with mom and dad planning from almost one month ahead about what to do, how to do, gifts and clothes for the big day.
Since we moved recently to a new town, we do have many friends in the neighborhood so his birthday was celebrated in the Kindergarten. I baked a chocolate cake, and some orange muffins and hazelnut muffins for the kids. I was on very happy and on cloud nine.. when the kids enjoyed them saying yumm... very tasty... will u make them again :-)

Coming to the recipe, this is from the local German cookbook I bought in the Flohmarket(Flea-market) few months back. I feel that if you look patiently then you can find many useful things in the Flohmarket. How many of you like to visit the Flohmarkets?

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What you Need :
(Yields approx 12 muffins)

All purpose Flour : 280 gm
Sugar : 100 gm
Orange Peel : 80 gm, finely chopped
Baking Powder : 2 1/2 Tbsp
Baking Soda : 1/2 Tbsp
Salt : a pinch
Egg : 1, whole
Oil : 80 ml
Orange Juice : 100 ml
Buttermilk : 200 ml
Chocolate chips : 70 gm

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.
  2. Butter and Flour Muffin pan or line it with muffin cups.
  3. Sieve together Flour, Baking powder, Baking soda and salt.
  4. Add in Orange Peel and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl beat egg till light and fluffy.
  6. Whisk in Sugar, Oil, Orange juice and Buttermilk .
  7. Add the flour mixture to the Buttermilk mixture in batches, and fold gently till everything is mixed well, with a rubber spatula. Do not over mix the batter.
  8. Fold in Chocolate chips .
  9. Fill each muffin cup till 3/4th full with batter, using a spoon.
  10. Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 - 25 minutes.
  11. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 - 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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Food Events :
Sending these to
Srivalli's Kids Delight Party. and
Rak's Sweets/Desserts with Fruits/Veggies started by Niveditha


Ramya said...

the flavour of orange and chocolate together is wonderful...nice clicks

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply heavenly looking muffins dear. Wonderfully prepared and excellent combination.

Hamaree Rasoi

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow fluffy muffins...looks so soft n yummy

Sarah said...

Nice baking! and hearty congratulations to you and belated wishes to Ur son..

I know the planning thing so well :P

And. one request actually, can U tell us what camera U use?

Spandana said...

Ramya.. yeah...some fruits when combined with chocolate taste woderful!!
Deepa.. Thank You:-)
Sharmilee.. Thanks.. ur brownies were excellent too..looks like a baking week:-)
Sarah... Mine is a very old version basic DSLR.. Sony A100

Priya said...

Muffins looks super delicious and divine..

Manju said...

orange in desserts is my latesst craze! just made some orange flavored custard over the weekend! these muffins are right up my alley right now :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very Nice

Cham said...

Ur muffins are just popping in my monitor, they are adorable :)

Nisa Homey said... here...muffins looks tempting....lovely clicks...bookmarked....wishes to ur son...

Nisa Homey said...

following ur wonderful blog.

San said...

Good to know about you spandana, muffins are cute. Kids would have enjoyed it a lot. Belated B'Day wishes to your son! Happy to follow you.

Anonymous said...

Orange and chocolate is a such lovely combination, and those muffins are perfect to highlight it. Just gorgeous! Lucky kids.

Jay said...

wow...sounds absolutely perfect n hearty..:)
Tasty Appetite

meeso said...

The first time my mom made orange-chocolate fudge I was afraid to try it but orange and chocolate go so well together!

Srivalli said...

Even I would say I want one more ok, it looks so tempting!..thanks for sending this across..