Orange Yeast Muffins

L D Recipe

By L D windella


Good for dinner with poultry or pork dishes,or make them for breakfast and drizzle with orange glaze.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These muffins are very tender and moist with a light orange flavor. They're terrific eaten plain or served warm with a dab of real butter (my favorite). My husband ate three of them right out of the oven!

TIP: I used bread flour that was well sifted. Also, we had great success glazing the muffins twice - first while hot (as the recipe calls for), and then again after the muffins have cooled a bit. Looking for even more orange flavor? Add 1/4 teaspoon of orange oil to the glaze. YUM!


2 1/4 to 2 3/4 c flour
1/3 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t. grated orange peel
1 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 c milk
1/4 c water
1/3 c butter or margarine
1 egg
1 c powdered sugar
1 t. grated orange peel
1-2 t. orange juice

Directions Step-By-Step

In a bowl,combine 1 c flour,sugar,salt,peel and yeast throughly. In saucepan combine milk,water and butter. Heat over low heat until very warm about 120 degrees. Butter does not need to melt. Gradually add liquid to flour mixture and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg and 3/4 c flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes.,scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough additional flour to make a stiff batter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk,about 1 hour. Stir dough down. Spoon into greased muffin pans. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled,about 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees about 20 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
Drizzle with glaze,if desired by combining sugar,peel and enough juice to make a thick glaze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #orange, #yeast

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Sharon Severson cooksdaughter
Jan 15, 2014
Does this recipe make 1 dozen muffins? It sounds wonderful - anything with orange flavor is a favorite of mine.
Toni T Toni6921
Jul 17, 2013
I think I'd like to add some dried cranberries to the brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Cranberry and orange go well together. This is a great recipe La Wanda.
Cassie Beasley chadsmama05
Dec 22, 2012
Had a bunch of cuties so I used those instead! Great recipe!!!
Toni Cross reallygood
Sep 29, 2012
ooohhh they look so yummy fo my tummy!
Laura Ashley laura0703
Sep 9, 2012
i would love to try this recipe ... you say one pkg of dry yeast. how much would that be measured? i have the large red star bag of yeast and i can never remember the amount in those bags ... signs of early Alzheimer's i hope not.