Sunday, September 9, 2007

Poppy Seed Orange Muffin

Used the poppy seed given by my swap friend Deb. The seeds give a crunchy taste to the muffin. It got no smell and taste and i could only taste the orange flavour. A lot of people was asking me what is poppy seed. Brian ask if he could get drugged after eating this because it is the plant for opium. So i do a seach See it yourself. I don't want to elaborate to much. haha

300 gm. Self-raising flour
40 gm. poppy seeds
90 gm. caster sugar
130 gm. unsalted butter
200 gm. marmalade jam
230 ml. milk
2 eggs.
1 Tbsp. grated orange rind

(1) Sift flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in poppy seeds and sugar.
(2) Put butter and marmalade jam into a bowl and microwave it till butter melts. Stir and mix evenly. Cool slightly.
(3) Whisk together milk, eggs and orange rind. Add in the butter mixture and mix well. Make a well in the flour and pour egg and milk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold gently with a sppon until just combined. Do not overmix - the batter should still be lumpy. Overmixing will make them tough.
(4) Spoon mixture into prepared paper cups and bake at 190C for about 20 to 25 mins. or until muffins are risen and golden.
(5) Serve warm or at room temperature.


Deb said...

Susan, your muffins look delicious!
As a rule, poppy seeds do not have any flavour. You have to add something to them like orange juice & rind, just as you did. However, there are recipes for chiffon cakes with poppy seed and they are very good! I've also had poppy seed/blueberry muffins and they are delicious too!
I like reading your blog. It gives me inspiration to bake. ;o)

Susan said...

Deb, poppy seed chiffon sound tempting. Might just try this weekend.