May 11, 2007
Orange & Pomegranate Muffins - It's Spring!
This is yet another springy and fruity creations. I am on a roll - three posts with a spring theme. I saw this cupcake recipe (original recipe here) and modified it for the muffins. It was a trial and if it wasn't so good, you wouldn't have heard about it from me. But let me tell you all about it now.
With fresh orange juice (I even added some pulp) and pomegranate seeds in each muffin, a chocolate piece which tempts you to dig in, this is a scrumptious leisurely breakfast. With hot coffee or chai, and NPR this is my idea of weekend morning.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk (add more if you need)
1/2 tspoon baking soda
2 tbspoon butter
1/4 tspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice and pulp
2/3 cup pomegrante seeds
small piece of chocolate (I had some Toblerone in the fridge, but you could use any variety)
Add sugar to the flour, then add the baking soda. Set aside.
Beat the butter till it is fluffy. Add egg to the butter and mix it well.
Mix the juice and the milk and stir it together.
Add the butter and egg mix to the flour stirring it constantly. Then add the juice and milk and mix it well.
Mix in the pomegranate seeds. I set some aside for the top.
In the meantime, heat the oven to 350 deg F. Scoop the batter to the muffin tray till it is 2/3 full.
Add some pomegranate seeds on top and put the chocolate.
Bake for 20-25 min till the muffins turn golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.
This is going to the Weekend Breakfast Blogging # 11 hosted by Spicy Andhra.
This uses eggs. I am going to try a eggless version of this muffin next. Will let you know how it turns out.