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Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins

Ok so it's confession time. I bought this amazing paper that I wanted to use as a back drop for a photo and then these pretty cases came along so I needed a recipe that could use both, also I woke up feeling like I needed to treat myself to something tasty.

I love poppy seeds and muffins, in my humble opinion, are the easiest things in the world to make. That paired with a bowl brimming with big fat juicy oranges, well these little gems were just waiting to happen.
300g Self raising flour
180g caster sugar
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp Bicarb
2 tbsp poppy seeds
zest of a large orange or 2 medium
80g melted butter
260ml milk
80ml orange juice
2 eggs
To Finish
juice of an orange
icing sugar

For muffins literally just weigh all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Then the milk, melted butter, orange juice and eggs into a jug mix and pour the wet into the dry ingredients.

Fold in with a large metal spoon. Don't overwork as this will result in heavy muffins, spoon into cases, mine made about 18 but theses cases are smallish. Bake at 180 for about 18-25 mins (longer time if using big muffin cases).

Mix together the orange juice and some icing sugar until you have a nice paste then pour over the warm muffins and leave to cool on a wire rack. The muffins are quite sticky to the cases until cool, then they should peel away perfectly. Enjoy x