Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday Slap Dash - Quick Orange and Passionfruit Honey Muffins

If you asked my darling partner, he would tell you that most of my baking usually seems to occur after 9pm at night. Spare time always brings its sly friend procrastination. With Little Miss in her bed at 7, then a little tidy up followed by a brief piece of 'me-time' spent on the couch, and it just always seems to be bordering on 9.
Under a little time pressure, with plenty to do preparing for the market, I whipped these up in a flash ready for the working week's lunch boxes. I adapted the recipe from an old Alison Holst Muffin book.

Orange Passion fruit Honey Muffins
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup caster sugar
The rind of 2 oranges
100g butter
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup orange juice and passion fruit syrup - Juice the 2 oranges then top the liquid up to 3/4 cup with the passion fruit syrup

Preheat the oven to 200deg. C and line 12 muffin pans.
Measure the flour, baking powder, sugar and orange rind into a large bowl. Lightly mix making a well in the centre.

In a microwave proof jug melt the butter. Add the honey and stir together. Mix in the egg, followed by the orange juice and passion fruit mixture.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients being very careful not to over mix.

The mixture will be quite light as the baking powder reacts with the acidic liquids.

Gently spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin pans. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until well risen and golden in colour. 

Dust with a little icing sugar to serve.

This super quick bake can be all done in half an hour leaving plenty of time to get to bed early for a change. If you want to keep them for the week, then I suggest freezing. I little burst in the microwave will freshen them up.

Have a great week!

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