Thursday, April 17, 2008

Orange Blackberry Muffins





Lately, I don't know about other places, but lately here in Orlando, blackberries have been on sale. I'm guessing it the season for them? I really have no idea. I don't really know anything about berries. I only know about oranges since my fathers in the citrus business. But since they've been on sale, I thought, you know, why not get them. I mean, theres a lot I can bake and make with them.

I thought of added orange to these, you know, since they've just been laying around. My dad had just brought home a bunch of oranges recently, so I thought I might as well make use of them. It made the muffins just that much more better. So moist in the inside, and the blackberries; Oh my god, I just love berries when they are baked in the oven! When you take that first bite, and the berries are still hot and soft; It's just unbelievable.



Theres an event that I recently found that I found pretty interesting. And I've yet to participate in it. It's a new blogging event called 'Snack Shots', and when the new event came up for muffins, I decided, why not enter it in? So, I've decided to enter my yummy Orange Blackberry Muffin into the running for Snack Shots #3; Muffins. Details for this event can be found here.











Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
Zest and juice of 1 orange
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup blackberries, fresh

Decorating sugar, for topping (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit the molds with paper muffin cups.

2. Pour the orange juice into a large glass measuring cup or a bowl and pour in enough buttermilk to make 1 cup. Whisk in the eggs, honey and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, rub sugar and orange zest together with fingertips until the sugar is moisten and you can smell the orange. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently but quickly stir to blend. Stir in the blackberries. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.

4. Bake for about 22 to 25 minutes. If you want, you can decorating the muffins with sugar. Just sprinkle on the sugar after the muffins have baked for 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin.







25 comments:

cedar said...

Those look absolutely amazing!

Elle said...

Wow, those are gorgeous muffins!

Alysia said...

These look and sound spectacular. I'm going to try to make them. My mouth is currently filling with saliva and my stomach is rumbling. Just from the sight of these.

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench said...

What beautiful muffins! I like the orange/blackberry pairing too, it gives me an idea of what to do with the kilo of blackberries sitting in my fridge! :D

VeggieGirl said...

I'm glad that you ended up purchasing the berries!! Ironically, I ALWAYS pair blackberries with oranges, in my smoothies; so I guess that combination works in muffins as well!! :0)

farida said...

Tarah, you are amazing! These look adorable. I love the photos!

Kevin said...

Those blackberry muffins looks so good!

Patricia Scarpin said...

What a beautiful and delicious combo of flavors.

RecipeGirl said...

Blackberries are on sale here too!

I made muffins this morning, but yours look infinitely better :)

Mansi Desai said...

that's an interesting combination! looks nice:)

Emiline said...

Well, I think July as blackberry season, but I live in Missouri. You live in Florida, though, so it's probably almost summer there.

These look terrific...as if they've just came from a bakery.

Jerry said...

Drool!

Cassandra said...

I missed your blog! I've been so busy lately that I didn't have the chance to check on anyone. I'm so glad I came back to a bunch of amazing recipes - especially the granola!

How do you find the timeee !

Lore said...

You can never go wrong with a berry muffin. From all the berries blackberries are my fav. I bet the orange-berry combo worked out pretty well.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Nice flavor combo on the muffins. I'd love on with my morning coffee right now.

Helene said...

Blackberries is never on sale here. It's expensive. I could probably use blueberries in this recipe.

Tarah said...

You could use blueberries, strawberries, or dried fruit if you wanted in replacement to the blackberries.

Anonymous said...

It was great :) I tried, but I don't have buttermilk, so I replaced it with evapolated milk :)
It's still good believe me

Michelle said...

Here in the UK blackberries usually are in season in August, sort of the start of autumn. Beautiful photos! Thanks for participating in SnackShots and don't forget to check out the roundup soon!

Anonymous said...

I just made this recipe tonight and I received 3 responses from the same person...
1)These are dynamite!
2)These are the best damn muffins I've ever had!
3)You rocked my world
Pretty high praise for a recipe that I was lucky enough to stumble upon.

Dianne said...

Tarah, I had some blackberries I needed to use up, so I did a foodblog search and found your amazing recipe. My husband immmediately ate two of them! I love the subtle hint of orange in these muffins, it really lets the berries shine. Thanks for the recipe!

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Weggie said...

These are fantastic! I used Ollalieberries (a northern california local berry) that I picked and froze this summer. So amazing. Thank you!

 
 
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