Friday, January 2, 2009

SSB Christmas Morning Muffins (italiano a seguire)

This is the December project for Sweet and Simple Bakes and as always the recipe is simple and very tasty enriched with the wonderful clementine rind !
Please check the roundup to see all the others muffins !
Thanks to Rosie and Marie !

Christmas Morning Muffins ~ adapted from Nigella Christmas Book

Makes 12

250g (9 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
2½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g (4 oz) caster (super fine) sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Good grating of fresh nutmeg (or ¼ tsp ground nutmeg)
2 Clementine’s or Satsuma’s *see notes*
Approx 125ml (4 fl oz) full-fat milk
75g 3 oz) vegetable oil (or melted butter, left to cool slightly)
1 egg
175g (6 oz) dried cranberries
For The Topping
3 tsp Demerara sugar *see notes*


Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin paper cases.

Measure the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl; grate the zest of the Clementine’s/Satsuma’s over and combine.
Squeeze the juice of the Clementine’s/Satsuma’s into a measuring jug, and pour in the milk until it comes up to the 200ml (7 fl oz) mark.

Add the oil (or slightly cooled, melted butter) and egg, and lightly beat until just combined.

Pour this liquid mixture into the bowl of dried ingredients and stir until everything is more or less combined, remembering that a well-beaten mixture makes for heavy muffins; a lumpy batter is a good here.

Fold in the cranberries, then spoon the batter into the muffin cases and sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The muffins are ready to eat now either plain or broken up and smeared with butter and marmalade.

Ciao ! Questi muffins sono veramente semplicissimi da fare e molto profumati grazie alla scorza e al succo di clementine



ciao natalia ti lascio questo sito da guardare sul finocchieto selvatico... io lo uso tantissimo mi piace particolarmente con le zucchine d'estate è una pianta spontanea ce cresce lungo i campi noi o raccogliamo in estate e lo lasciamo seccare controlla questo sito nell'immagine vedi che ci sono i fiori ma anche il gambo che è comunqu ottimo....


ehi questi muffin sembrano veramente eccezionali... io poi adoro letteralmente i muffin... li proverò!! grazie Vale

Lucy said...

Ciao Natalia, these muffins sound just wonderful, with chocolate, cranberries, & orange making for a great muffin!!!

Rosie said...

Hi Natalia, wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!!

Love all your festive goodies you have posted ~ just catching up after none blogging for a while.

Your muffins look so good I could just eat one now!!

Many thanks for partaking in this month’s bake at Sweet & Simple Bakes. I do hope you’ll be able to join us in our next bake!

Best wishes Rosie x

Lisa said...

felice anno nuovo!

Great muffins. I ran out of time to make them this month. Your pannetone looks beautiful.

Cathy said...

These look wonderful, Natalia! I think I am going to make them this weekend, even though I missed Christmas morning! Wishing you and your family a happy New Year!

Cookie said...

Your muffin looks great! Great photo too, I must add!

Thumbs UP!


Antonella said...

Adoro i muffins ed anche io mi sono lasciata tentare tante volte dalle caloriche :) quanto buone ricette di Nigella

shellyfish said...

Beautiful Christmas muffins! I love special treats for the holidays.

enza said...

without nutmeg for me, please
quando ci rivediamo?

The Blonde Duck said...

Those sound perfect for any morning--not just Christmas!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Great looking muffin! Weren't they delicious!

Min said...

Cute muffin! (Is that a silicone muffin cup?) What a fun event. Happy New Year!

Cakelaw said...

These look lovely Natalia - yum! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Dee said...

Happy new year, Natalia!
The christmas muffins look yummy, but I'm dying for your panettone recipe. Would you be a sweetie and share it with me? Please, please...

Linda said...

Ciao! And Happy New Year! I just saw your recipe for the clementine muffins. I am making a spinach salad with clementines tonight and I just might use a few to make these muffins! The salad is posted on my blog!

Maria said...

Happy New Year Natalia!

Your muffins look absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.