Scrounging around the fridge looking for inspiration led me to a mandarin orange all forlorn on the bottom shelf. I figured I needed to use it up before it went bad (OK this is kind of scary, no? most of my food choices seem to be about using food before it turns on me and demands payment for abuse or palimony). So what the hell do you do with one small orange? Not a whole lot of anything.
I went for flavoring some muffins inspired by Coleen a neighbor of mine (OK in the 20-30 mile neighbor kind of way) and fellow blogger. Yum. So glad I didn't ditch that one little orange, we've been snacking on these little treats for several days and everyone loves them.
Mandarin Poppy Seed Muffins--oven 400˚--makes 24 muffins
3 1/2 cups cake flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 packets Tru Lemon powder
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup poppy seeds-your own or store bought I used a mix of both
zest of one mandarin orange
juice of same mandarin orange
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup yogurt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup oil
lightly grease 2 muffin pans-save butter wrappers for jobs like this
mix all dry ingredients including orange zest
in a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients
make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients quickly add wet ingredients
stir to mix lightly, don't over mix
quickly fill muffin tins and bake for 15-18 minutes
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