I briefly considered making sugar plums with orange zest and putting those into muffins. But, you know what, I am just too lazy for that. After all, once they are all cut up and mixed with muffin batter, who would know they had ever started life as sugar plums?
I brought these muffins round as a welcome for a new neighbor who moved in across the street while I was away last month. Shortly after, I got an iMessage: “Thank you so much for the muffins. My daughter doesn’t usually like muffins but she’s on her second one now!” As you can imagine, that made my day! May they get as good a reception in your house.
2 cups or 250g flour
3/4 cup or 150g sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest 1 orange plus juice
4 small ripe, yet firm, plums (Mine weighed about 8 3/4 oz or 250g total, whole)
Enough milk to orange juice to make 3/4 cup or 175ml
1/3 cup or 75g butter, melted then cooled
Optional: Pearl sugar for decoration
Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C. Put liners in a 12-cup muffin pan or grease it well with butter or non-stick spray.
Cut the pits out and chop the plums in small pieces.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Zest your orange into the dry ingredients and stir gently with a fork to combine and separate the zest strands from each other.
Add in your chopped plums and stir till they are well coated with the flour mixture.
In another smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, and the 3/4 cup or 175ml orange juice/milk mixture.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just mixed.
Divide batter among the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle on some pearl sugar, if desired.
Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
We are so glad that you’ve stopped by for Muffin Monday! We've got some beauties for you this month.
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- Candied Ginger and Oatmeal Muffins from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Carrot Muffins from Passion Kneaded
- Double Corn Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Golden Beet Muffins with Caramel and Chocolate from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Orange and Plum Muffins from Food Lust People Love
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