Friday, May 2, 2014

Orange Muffin

Hi Dears! :)
Happy May to You!
Do You have any special customs for this month? 
We have a holiday on the 1st of May, the Day of the Work.
 /Some traditions we did not delete from the communist times/ 
There used to be a happy festival on the main streets/avenues, where all the big companies represented themselves with their workers, and their families. Music, songs, May Day, cheering for the presidents, plus sausages & beer were the main characteristics of this day, until the 80'-90-es. 
Nowadays we have a day off from work, have a May-day picnic, and we are with our families. Some gentlemen prepare a May tree for their loved ones. 
(You know a high tree with colorful ribbons) We used to make that in primary school. :) 

 

So me as well, I visited my lovely family, therefor, I baked muffins.
These orange muffins, and some chocolate chip muffins for those who prefer non-fruity cakes. :D 




Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 130 g= 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 40 g= 1/6 cup of melted butter/margarine/oil
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 200 g = 4/5 cup of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 5 oranges (all of their fibers + half of their juice)
  • + 3 tbsp of sugar (for the orange juice glaze)
  • + vanilla pudding or chocolate chips for the filling (optional)

Preparation:
1. Wash and peel the oranges. Put the slices in a bowl, and smash them. Filter the fibers and separate the juice.

2. Mix all the ingredients of the muffin pastry, then add the orange fibers + half of the juice.

3. I made a vanilla pudding for filling the muffins, but You can use chocolate chips as well.
4. Fill the muffin liners with half of the pastry, I had 10 pieces.
5. Then if You have, spoon the pudding/or place chocolate chips on the pastry.


6. Then cover them with the rest of the pastry. (If you have any empty muffin cups, pour some tbsp of water in them)


7. Bake them for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven on 180 degree Celsius.


8. Add 3 tbsp of sugar to the rest of the juice, and you can pour a bit onto each of the muffins, so you will have a nice shining glaze on top.




Enjoy! :)
xoxo: Hajni