Monday, March 26, 2012


Sunshine has been hanging over the State of Maine.  It's always a welcome to see the sun, after the long, cold and dark winter days.   Spring is in the air. Daffodils are showing their beautiful little faces. Today I have a recipe to share that will bring sunshine to you and your family.  As I was making these I was thinking how about using lemon?  Enjoy and happy baking....................Andi       

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 TBSP orange zest  (about 2 oranges)
1/4 tsp orange extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
Makes 1 dozen muffins.   Bake at 375 for about 15-18 minutes.   In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter with the sugar and mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.   Add the eggs and using a SPOON  mix the eggs into the sugar and butter.  Add the orange zest and the extract and mix well until combined.   In another bowl add the flour, soda and salt.  Use a whisk, mix the dry ingredients then add this along with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture and mix only long enough to combine.   Do not overmix.  Line your muffin pans with paper liners or spray with PAM spray.  Using your cupcake scoop, scoop the batter amoung 12 muffin liners.    Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes clean.    DO NOT OVER BAKE.   Cool in pan on a wire rack then when cool spread the top of each with the orange glaze.     Enjoy  
ORANGE GLAZE  I made a thin orange icing.   2/3 cup of confectioners sugar and add  1 tablespoon of orange juice at a time until you get the consitency of a thin icing.  
                                  Happy Spring, Andi  

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  1. Ooh, I love the look of your glaze. Yum!

  2. Oh MAN these look good! Another recipe I will HAVE to try! When I unpack my muffin tin...:-)

  3. I saw your delicious orange muffins on Cozy Home Party and just had to have a closer look! mmmm I love anything with orange :)

  4. Ohh these look good! I love different kinds of muffins, and these orange ones look yummy! That glaze looks great!

  5. Those are gorgeous muffins! I have a huge bag of oranges I need to use. What a perfect recipe.

  6. Hi Andi!

    I love orange and my husband prefers lemon... in fact I just finished my evening cup of coffee and a slice of lemon bundt cake! He picked a small one up at the store this afternoon.

    Your muffins look really good with the thin icing on top! I prefer homemade to store bought anyday!

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  7. My these do sound good! We love anything orange at our house! I'm really glad you shared this at the Rock 'N Share! I'm sharing it on my FB page this morning.

  8. These sound so delish!! My kids would love them. Thanks for sharing :)


  9. Because I enjoy your work, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please visit my blog for award details, and the badge to post on your blog. Patsy

    1. What wonderful muffins, Andi. Congratulations on the award!

  10. Andi,
    Good Morning! Love to try one of these for breakfast.

  11. Oh, these sound so good! Will have to give them a try.
    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and leaving a sweet comment.
    Going to view some more of your blog now. Spotted some cookies a couple of posts down. Will go drool of them for a while. :0)

  12. Andi, thanks for sharing these delicious looking muffins at my party. My family loves muffins so I want to makee these. I agree with you, lemon would be great!

  13. This is a great cupcake and looks very tasty. It is a perfect cupcake for Spring. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Oh, muffins! I LOVE muffins and these sound so bright and delicious! Thank you for sharing :)(

    Kindly, Lorraine

  15. These muffins look really good, and the glaze looks wonderful too!! I wanted to let you know that I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award today on my blog. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  16. These orange muffins look delicious, I'm sure I would love them!