starting monday with muffins

orange chocolate chip muffins
2 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cup castor sugar
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 an orange (approx 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup choc chips
Mix the flour, sugar and zest in a medium
bowl. Mix (whisk with a fork) the juice,
olive oil, milk and eggs. Make a well in the
centre of the dry ingredients. Pour in the wet ingredients and chocolate chips.
Mix until just combined. Spoon into lavishly buttered muffin pans and
bake for about 20 min in a moderate oven (180C or 350F degrees).

this recipe was sent to me from melissa at melmo's world. i thought it sounded like a
great way to start off the week. while i havent tried this out just yet i already know
that i will love it. i have a crush on quick breads and muffins, especially if they have
chocolate chips in them! yum. i am so ready for this time of year, all the baking and
stewing and roasting makes the house smell so good and puts a smile on my face.
what is your favorite holiday fare?

more to come soon, i have some good things up my sleeves. and did you see
mavs recipe? go check it out...


melissa f. said...

olive oil.... interesting. will file. hooray i can polute this site with my comments!

beth said...

what is "zest of orange" and is a recipe way less cool if you don't use it?

elizabooth said...

Sounds good. But what is castor sugar?

hannah said...

beth - zest is when you grate a bit of the orange peel off and yes you must use it to get the nice orangey flavor

elizabooth - i googled castor sugar and it is the superfine baking sugar. not as fine as powdered sugar, but said to dissolve quicker than regular sugar. not sure if you have to do this, i plan to use regular sugar.

melmo said...

elizabooth and hannah,

because the recipe is from the land down under (australia) it specifies castor sugar, because here most people use raw sugar in coffee, cooking etc. so any white sugar will do the job just fine.

lauren said...

looks delicious. reminds me of the mocha valencia at starbucks. YUM!