Monday, May 7, 2012

Orange You Glad I Made These Muffins?

You know, as in, knock knock? Who is there? Orange. Orange who? Or-ange you glad I made these orange glazed muffins. Har har. I know, I'm hilarious.

These muffins are simply delicious. They are sweet because of the glaze, but nice and fresh because of the orange flavor. However, the orange isn't bitter or sour. They are perfect for summer and pretty darn easy to make. Nothing fancy to say because they muffins aren't super fancy, but they sure are good. As an aside, they also stay super fresh and moist after several days in an airtight container, so that's always a plus.

Orange Glazed Muffins
from here

For the muffins:
1 cup milk
½ cup orange juice
½ cup light sour cream
2 large eggs
2 sticks (16 tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
3½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1½ tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Zest of 1 orange

For the glaze:
¼ cup orange juice
1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1-2 tsp. orange zest

First, mix together the milk, orange juice, sour cream, eggs, and melted butter.
 In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
Add the wet ingredients until the dry and stir together.
 Then add the orange zest and stir again to make sure there aren't any clumps.
Divide the batter evenly between about 16 paper cups and bake at 350 for about 18-20 minutes. Let the muffins cool for about five minutes in the tin, then remove to a cooling rack.
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice.
 Place the muffins on a baking sheet and then spoon the glaze over the muffins. I let the first layer of glaze drive for a few minutes and then spooned a little more glaze over the top of each muffin. The glaze will go everywhere. It's ok. You only need a little on each muffin and it will harden nicely.
The glaze gets a nice opaque look to it when it dries. It looks the shiny-ness and you can really see the bits of orange zest. So make sure you use a super fine grater! Then enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. A suggestion for your next chicken dish: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "Because my oven was on the other side!!" Keep the comic mastery going.

    As with most every baked item on this website, these muffins are very good. I had one a few days after they were made, and they definitely stayed moist and tasty.

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