12 April 2008

Orange Muffins with mixed berries

i love to make muffins. it's so simple. just need to mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend to combine. i can put the muffins into the oven and clean up within 30min. one bowl. no mess no fuss. the easiest bake to do for any 1st timers.

i've made different types of muffins and found my own perfect proportion for the muffin mixture. 120g plain flour : 60g oil : 80g milk+other liquids : 1 egg. this ratio is meant for plain muffins with dry additions, like chocolate chips, raisins, blueberries, cheese etc. it won't work for wetter additions like bananas. it's important to keep the flour to oil ratio, as the oil is the component that gives the muffins moisture. :)

Orange Muffins with mixed berries
120g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
60g sugar
60g oil
60g orange juice (juice from half orange)
20g milk
1 egg, beaten
zest from one orange
1/2 cup mixed berries

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
2. In another bowl, blend all the wet ingredients and orange zest together. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture, till just combine. Add mixed berries and mix well.
3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake in pre-heated 160oC oven for 15min. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

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