Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
These kid-friendly muffins store well & can be frozen for up to a month. Easily adapted to add more orange rind or substitute lemon for the orange. This recipe was originally published in Good Taste magazine, in Australia, May 2004.
- melted butter, to grease
- 1 tablespoon poppy seed
- 185 ml milk (3/4 cup)
- 375 g self-raising flour (2 1/2 cups)
- 155 g caster sugar (3/4 cup)
- 125 g butter, melted
- 2 eggs, lightly whisked
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
- 60 ml fresh orange juice (1/4 cup)
- icing sugar, to dust
- Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
- Brush 12 x 80ml (1/3-cup) capacity non-stick muffin pans with melted butter to lightly grease.
- Combine the poppy seeds and 60ml (1/4 cup) of the milk in a small bowl, then set aside for 10 minutes.
- Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl, then add the poppy-seed mixture along with remaining milk, butter, egg, orange rind and juice, and stir with a metal spoon until just combined (do not overmix).
- Spoon the batter among prepared muffin pans and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack. Serve, dusted with icing sugar, warm or at room temperature.