These muffins are light but filling and the ground almonds give them an extra, earthy sweetness.
Orange and Almond Muffins (Makes 12)
- 120g softened unsalted butter
- 160g caster sugar
- 160g + 1 handful self-raising flour
- 25g + 1 handful ground almonds
- 125mls orange juice
- 1tsp almond essence
- 2 eggs
- zest of 1 orange
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, flour, ground almonds and orange juice and beat until just combined
Add orange rind and almond essence and mix until smooth and pale
Divide into cases and bake for 20 mins, until golden. Cool completely on a wire rack (or dig in while warm). We did the latter and I don't think there was any left to cool :P