Blood orange & poppy drizzle muffins
- Preparation and cooking time
- Cook: -
- Makes 12
- 5 tbsp light rapeseed or sunflower oil , plus a little extra for greasing
- 300g self-raising flour
- 175g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 200ml milk
- 1 large egg
- zest 2 blood orange , juice 2.5
- 140g granulated sugar
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Mix together the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and poppy seeds in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, egg, and zest and juice from 1 of the oranges.
- STEP 2
Working very quickly, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and barely mix together with a fork – the mixture should be lumpy, so don’t overwork it. Spoon the mixture into the tins and bake for 10-12 mins until risen and browned.
- STEP 3
While the muffins are baking, mix the remaining zest with the granulated sugar in a small bowl. Have the remaining blood orange juice ready too.
- STEP 4
Leave the muffins to cool for 2 mins, then transfer to a wire rack. Again working quickly, pour the juices into the sugar mix and spoon some over each muffin, repeating until it is all used up. Leave to set for 5 mins before eating.