Muffins: Orange Ginger Muffins

posted by Angel 06-11-102 9:09 PM

Orange Ginger Muffins
Serving Size : 12

1 3/4 cups flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium orange
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; reserve. Finely grate zest from orange to make 2 tsp.; reserve. Peel orange, discarding rind and white pith. Finely chop orange, removing seeds; set aside. With electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in reserved orange and zest. Beat in reserved flour mixture alternately with orange juice, ending with flour. Fold in ginger. Divide batter among muffin cups lined with paper-liners filling almost to the top. Bake 18-20 min. or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

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