March 21, 2013

Orange & Chocolate chip Muffin

                    My family loves blueberry muffin,the muffins i get in store ,we are not happy,so stopped getting it.When i saw the recipe form Priya ,i thought i should definitely try it.The ingredients are simple,i liked the idea of using single cream.I have already made 4 batches of it in 2 weeks ,they vanished in a jiffy.I wanted to have another variation of chocolate chips and orange zest and juice.boy,u should try it.The flavour of orange was not intimidating,it was very subtle.It is a keeper recipe.I am planning to make other variation too.It takes 10min to totally whip and bake for 20min.Viola,the muffin is ready .We gorged lot of them hot and next day just warmed for 10sec and finished the rest. You can whip some butter cream or cream and decorate it.
    The first time i baked it was a disaster,i mailed  Priya ,to know where i have gone wrong.She gave me a lot of tips  and she encouraged me a lot.Thanks Priya.

Happy to share the Tips given by priya to me....

  1.  Don't overmix, its not cake, less mixing gives better tasting muffins
  2.  I used self-raising flour - it is a combination of maida/ all purpose flour + baking soda + pinch of salt.
  3.  If you are using only all purpose flour/ maida make sure for every cup maida you add 1 and 1/2 baking powder and pinch of salt.
Recipe Source:CookLikePriya
Makes:12 small muffin
  1. Butter-6tbsp
  2. Fresh Cream-1/2 cup
  3. Granulated Sugar-3/4cup
  4. Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
  5. Self Raising Flour-1 1/4
  6. Eggs-2
  7. Fresh Grated Orange Zest -1/4 tsp
  8. Chocolate chip as -2tbsp + 1 tbsp for muffin case
  9. Fresh Orange juice with bits-1/4 cup

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180C degrees.
  2. Line the muffin case with paper case and add the 2-3chocolate chips to each each muffin case.
  3. In a bowl whisk together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add egg,vanilla essence,flour,orange jest and orange juice with bits.Beat them just enough for them to mix together.
  5. Add some chocolate chips to the batter and give a stir.
  6. Scoop the batter to the muffin cases ,you can top with some chocolate chips if you want to and bake for 20-25 min.When toothpick is inserted it should be clean and the top should be golden brown.
  7. Serve hot or cold.


  1. Wow...muffins looks wonderful.... Love to trap all...nice presentation... :-)

  2. The muffins looks so good Meena! Love the pics too :)

  3. these look amazing... can i please have one?

  4. muffins look yummy..lovely presentation

  5. Perfectly baked muffins.. Love the orange flavor.. Looks yummy!

  6. looks delectable & perfect with a cup of tea!!

  7. wow flavorful muffin. I love orange and chocolate combination.sooooo good.

  8. wow Meena, looks like baking bug has bite you :) so happy to see you trying variations in muffins :) they look super soft and I love the combination of orange zest and choco chips... I am sure you have gained more confidence to bake well.. thanks for the mention dear, so sweet of you...


  9. thanks priya for u r lovely comments .Your encouragement made me try again.i was so happy with the result and comments from my family too.

  10. Fabulous, fantastic muffins. Each muffin is looking gorgeous, fluffy and soft....

  11. Super moist muffins, soft and fluffy..

  12. new combo cake recipe... mouth watering...

  13. Oh they looks so light and soft! I adore muffins with orange flavor!

  14. Super moist muffin dear looks awesome...Like to have now...

  15. Simply gorgeous and fabulous. I wish I can bake as skillfully like you but I guess I will be happy admiring your recipe.

  16. thank you for your lovely comments,i am just getting started in baking....

  17. Meena, actually i want to change the tempering spices in my rasam,if you want u can go with usual mustard seeds tempering dear.

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  19. Nice clicks Meena, looks super soft and perfect :) Kudos :) I love orange flavored muffins looks too good :)

  20. These are lovely to serve with tea. They look delicious.

  21. talking about mouthwatering love this one!

  22. Tempting , Chocolate and orange goes really well .
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