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Nigella Lawson
Orange Breakfast Muffins
Nigella Lucy Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English journalist, cookery writer, and television presenter. She wrote a restaurant column for the Spectator before becoming deputy literary editor of the Sunday Times in 1986....more.

These are my mom’s favourite muffins. I baked a lot of muffins for my family, my siblings usually love it except my mom as she always commens it is too sweet. But for this one my mom literately gave me a thumb up for it. She thought I bought these muffins from the bakers. Anyway, I’m happy that my mom finally enjoys something that I baked for her.

Mom loves these muffins obviously because it’s not too sweet. It’s because they are not very sweet that makes it good for breakfast. You can eat these muffin just like eating pancake. You can serve it with syrup, jams or butter or you can eat it on its own. It has a very light and fluffy orangey flavor. Eat it anyway you like, it is a great muffin for breakfast.

I thought of baking more of these muffins one of these days and gave it to the old folk’s home as charity. Not many old folks like cakes because of the sugar content (and they all are suffering from diabetes), but I’m sure these muffins will pass through their taste bud .:)


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Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
Melt the butter and set aside.
Combine the flour, ground almonds, bicarb, baking powder, sugar and orange zest in a large bowl.
Measure the orange juice and milk into
a jug and whisk in the egg and then the cooled, melted butter.
Now pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing with a fork as you go.
The batter will be lumpy but that's as it should be: you want everything to be no more than barely combined. The whole point of muffin mixture is that it must never be overworked.
Spoon out the mixture equally into the muffin cases and cook for 20 minutes.
Remove, in their paper cases, to a wire rack and let cool slightly (but not completely) before devouring.

Source : Nigella Lawson "Nigella Bites"



- 75g unsalted butter
- 250g self-raising flour
- 25g ground almonds
- half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 75g caster sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 100ml full-fat milk
- 1 egg
- 12-bun muffin tray lined with 12 paper cases

MAKES : 12


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