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.


Recipe Rating:
 17 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

Ingredients

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
ORANGE GLAZE
1 c powdered sugar
1 t. grated orange peel
1-2 t. orange juice

Directions

1
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.