Saturday, October 20, 2007

Orange Chocolate Muffins

Have been feeling out of sorts the past 2 days and got up this morning not wanting to go down to get breakfast so decided to make some muffins. I have a list of 5 items I want to make this weekend. Have made two of them, one of which was lemon curd. It's for some lemon cupcakes which I plan to do tomorrow or on Monday when I feel better. This 'orange chocolate muffins' recipe has been on my to-do list for ages. I made sure I had to do them. And I did want some muffins for brekkie this morning. Boy, was I rewarded! The muffins were lovely.

Orange Chocolate Muffins (slightly modified recipe from

Ingredients -

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar (I used 3/4 cup)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup orange juice
6 dsp milk
2 tbsp grated orange peel
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 squares (1oz) bittersweet chocolate

Method -

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, orange juice, milk and peel. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and grated chocolate; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin tray or baking cups 3/4 full.

2. Bake at 400 deg F (200 deg C) for 15-20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 mins before removing from pans to wire racks.

This I made for princess' lunch yesterday. Just to satisfy the curiosity of what a 'haw cake' is. It isn't really a cake. For those who know, it is san cha, or haw flakes. It's those little round reddish snack which most of us liked when growing up. Well, I still like them now. ;P


Oh for the love of food! said...

These muffins look really inviting.. There are just some days where you just crave for that special something and nothing else would do, huh? That's a nice lunch you made for princess, she's a lucky girl to have a doting mama like you!

singairishgirl said...

Ahh.. thanks. Yes, you're right. Just felt like some muffins. ;)

daphne said...

the best thing about these muffins is the oozing chocolate! I would love one warm please!!!! =)

singairishgirl said...

Oh yes, sure you can. :)

Jori said...

The presentation just makes a simple sandwich look so YUMMY! And the muffins look great.

HK Choo said...

nothing beats an awesome breakkie to start the day right :)

debra said...

Muffins!! Gosh, they look so mouth-watering. Muffins are one of my favorite from the regular ones to chocolate chips to blue berries well basically all kinds.

Princess' lunch looks yummy too. She is certainly very blessed to have a mommy like you. BTW, what's haw cake?

Not sure why my comment didn't reach you earlier...something wrong with network i guess.

singairishgirl said...

jori - You're right. It's just a mayo chicken and cheese sandwich with lettuce.

hkchoo - You bet!

debra - You like muffins? Hmm... ok, didn't know that. Yes, these are lovely.

Ah, you see, sometimes the Chinese have funny ways of phrasing their stuff. It's haw flakes or san cha. The ones we get here are in red packaging. This one my dad got from Beijing. Another friend was asking me exactly the same question haha.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Your muffins looked great, especially the ones with chocolate showing. YUM!

Cranberry said...

Hey, your muffins looks so inviting..yummy! Princess's luncheon looks good as well..such a loving momma.

trevshanhann said...

oh the muffins look great... thanks for always posting the recipe

singairishgirl said...

east meets west kitchen - Haha, thanks. Those with chocolate oozing out are the one I go for. Hehe. The baker has the priority. These muffins were lovely, gone very quickly, addictive.

cranberry - Haha, they were yummy. Ahh.. thanks. ;)

trevshanhann - Thanks and you are most welcome. Try them soon.