Sunday, December 26, 2010

Perfect Breakfast on Boxing Day ~ Orange Blueberry Muffin 圣诞大餐后的完美早餐 ~ 香橙蓝莓满分

These tangy and refreshing muffins make perfect breakfast on Boxing Day after a daylong partying and big feast the day before.

If not of the plain taste blueberries, these muffins will be even tastier. It’s my first time buying blueberry from Argentina. I am rather disappointed. It is not sweet, not tangy, basically no taste at all.

(Does the muffin liner look familiar? Once again, thank you neeyeloh.)

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers # 2: Christmas! (Dec 2010) hosted by Passionate About Baking.

Recipe was seen at J3ss Kitch3n. I am sharing my modified recipe here.

1 cup buttermilk (see note)
2 large eggs
3 tbsp honey
6 tbsp melted butter/ vegetable oil
Grated zest from 1 large orange
5 tbsp sugar
2 cups plain flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries (I used 125g)

1) Preheat oven to 200°C. Prepare a 12-well muffins tray and line with muffin cups (I made 14 cups).
2) In a medium bowl, add (A) and whisk to combine.
3) In a large bowl, rub the sugar and orange zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of orange strong. Whisk in the rest of ingredients in (B).
4) Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk gently but quickly to blend, do not over-mix. Batter will be lumpy and bubbly.
5) Fold in (C).
6) Scoop the batter to fill 3/4 of muffincups. Bake for 22-25mins or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
7) Transfer to a wire rack and cool before serving (but I like it hot!)

1) If you don’t have buttermilk, add 1 tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice into the cup, add enough milk to make one cup and let stand for 10 mins.
2) 1 cup = 240ml / 1 tsp = 5ml / 1 tbsp = 15ml

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  1. angel i'm sorry about the blueberries but thanks to you i know the differences between different brands of blueberries i always see then just buy, never bother to make comparison hehe! glad that you like the muffins happy boxing day/mErry xmas to you and your family! can give a hug to Lucius for me hehe!

  2. Angel,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope to see more of your bakes in the new year! Lucius is really growing up each. Thanks for sharing his growth too! :) He is still as adorable!

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  4. I also did not know the differences between the brand of blueberries... Which, in your opinion, is a better one? :)

    And wow, j3ss just post not too long ago and you are fast in baking this muffin. Nice muffins!! :)

  5. I thought that all blueberries are the same taste, thanks for sharing with us about your new finding. But still, your muffins look yummy :)
    I would like to wish you and your family a happy merry christmas and happy new year, Angel :)

  6. it looks really delicious (: wish you merry christmas and happy new year to you and your family (: may your precious one stay healthy, happy and cute (:

  7. Merry Christmas, Angel! Your muffins are fulled with blueberries :)

  8. Angel, I like the generous of blueberries, looks yummy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  9. The blueberries looks green to me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  10. Hi all,

    Thanks for your Christmas wishes. I actually scheduled this post to be published on Boxing Day but somehow it was published on Christmas eve.

    As I only bought one box of these blueberries so I am not sure if other will be the same taste. Just to share, I used to buy blueberries from USA and I think they tasted better.

    Little corner of mine, I do think that the blueberries look slightly greenish after baking, I guess it could be some reactions with orange (acid). Just a wild guess.

  11. wow i like the generous serving of blueberries! Happy Boxing day! :)

  12. Jean,

    Ya, I just used up the whole box of blueberries, it's more than one cup.


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