Date Flecked Orange Muffins Recipe
- 1 thin skinned orange, cut into eighths and seeded
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
step 2: Place orange pieces into the blender with the egg, buttermilk, dates and butter. Blend thoroughly until mixture is thick, fairly smooth with flecks. Pour out into a large mixing bowl.
step 3: In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cloves and ginger. Stir flour mixture into the orange mixture and stir or fold gently with a wooden spoon or spatula only until dry ingredients have combined. Don't mind any lumps that may be present. Fill muffin tins to just under rims with batter.
step 4: Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Let stand in pan for five minutes, then remove to wire racks for cooling.