Monday, December 20, 2010

The Irresistible Dorie Greenspan Orange Berry Muffins




























These muffins stole the breathe out of me when i bite into them.... tangy sweet flavors bursts in thousand directions inside my mouth! Give them a try and you will be hooked! Not to mention they are so much softer then the normal muffins we bake! It's also very easy to make a couple of steps then off to the oven they go!


































































Orange Berry Muffins 
(adapted and modified from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan)

Ingredients
Grated zest and juice of 1 orange (i used zest of 3 oranges =X)
About 3/4 cup buttermilk* 
(i combined 1 cup of fresh milk and 1 tbsp of white vinegar and let it stand for 5mins before using, you can also replace the white vinegar with lemon juice)
2 large eggs
3 tbsp honey
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled (i used canola oil)
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt (omitted)
1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Prepare a 12-well muffins tray and line with muffin cups.
  2. Pour orange juice into a large measuring cup or bowl and pour in enough buttermilk to make 1 cup, whisk in the eggs, honey and melted butter/oil.
  3. In a large bowl, rub the sugar and orange zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of orange strong. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk gently but quickly to blend, do not over-mix. Batter will be lumpy and bubbly.
  5. Stir in the blueberries and divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 22-25mins or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and cool before serving.


32 comments:

hanushi said...

This looks wonderfully delicious!!! :) Can I have one for breakfast ? :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

sure hanushi! please help yourself hehe!

lena said...

wah wah wah!! great looking muffins..looks really soft and moist, jess!

j3ss kitch3n said...

hehe thanks lena!!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

圆鼓鼓的,很漂亮哦。而且看起来很松软~~

Zoe said...

The muffins look very delicious. Love their moist texture and I can see that they are full of blueberries.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Looks very pretty.
I'm so glad that blueberries are available again.

Janice Hcc said...

wow, delicious for this tea time, thank for sharing Jass^^

Jet said...

Look sooooo good! I'll have a few for dessert please. xD The orange flavor must be really refreshing. Mmm mmm..

j3ss kitch3n said...

鲸鱼, 谢谢夸奖哦! 真的很松软!

Zoe i add in more blueberries then the recipe calls for!

Wendy thank you and yes i'm glad blueberries are in the season again.

Janice you are welcome =D

Jet sure please help yourself =D

The Sweetylicious said...

it looks really yummy! hi-5! normally when it comes to fresh fruits and choc chips, i would add more than it call for (: (: (:

DG said...

I love blueberry muffins, and yours look soft & moist.

hanushi said...

J3SS, were you at Phoon Huat (Sims Lane) yest late afternoon? I thot I saw someone who look like your profile pic. Hehe... :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

hanushi, no leh yesterday late afternoon at airport fetching my sis! lol really look like me ah?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Jasmine hehe ^5!

DG thank you!

hanushi said...

haha... ok, heng i nv go up and ask... HAHAHA... :P

j3ss kitch3n said...

lolol! i hardly will appear at sims lane lol coz too far from my hse my bf will kill me if i go until there to buy baking stuffs

茄子 said...

看起来真的很棒!!这么多蓝莓在里面,诱惑啊!!

Vivienne said...

woww!! yummmm must be the buttermilk thats making them so soft!!! :D
im totally sold when you said the flavours bursted in a thousand diff directions hahaha!
i adore dorie greenspans recipes....i have yet to try her famous cookie recipes yet tho...must try this xmas :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

茄子,谢谢夸奖! 诱惑到你呐! 那你也做一个吧呵呵!!

Viv i think so too hee!! oh i'm really serious about the sensations when you bite into them you will be amaze! i also haven tried her cookies yet will try them soon!

Jean said...

lol!! tripling the orange zest! You're one heck of an orange fanatic i see :P

j3ss kitch3n said...

jean lol now you know y i always go bonkers over orange recipes!

Bakertan said...

hey Jess,

nice combination of orange and blueberries for muffins. they never seem to go wrong and are popular with lots of bloggers.

pardon me for being frank, the pink striped background makes reading a little difficult.

j3ss kitch3n said...

bakertan yeah true they are very popular!
lol thanks for the advise will do something soon!

neyeeloh said...

Another great combination of orange and blueberry ^_^

j3ss kitch3n said...

hehe thanks neyeeloh!

Victor said...

Buttermilk does the job! You can also try cake flour to make it fluffy!

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks victor for your advise!

tigerfish said...

They look so pretty and I love the idea of orange with blueberries :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks so delicious, so glad that blueberries are available in cheap price now so I can start the baking heeheehee....

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow what a recommendation! I would like to try these based just on your first line! :D

j3ss kitch3n said...

jess hehe happy baking!

Lorraine please do try!

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