Mandarin Orange Muffins

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A great way to use Chinese New Year mandarin oranges. Classic buttermilk muffins with the oriental flavour of mandarin oranges. It's so amazing you’ll definitely want more than one!

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Ingredients
- Serves 12 +
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2 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3/4 cup Buttermilk
2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
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STEP 1
First, clean and rinse the Mandarin Orange (1 cup) well. Then using a vegetable shredder, grate the orange rind. You will need 1/2 cup of orange rind. Peel to remove the skin, remove pith, seeds and break into segments. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the segmented mandarin oranges into small pieces.
STEP 2
Next, preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) and place oven rack in center of oven.
STEP 3
Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside while we prepare the batter for the muffins.
STEP 4
Combine all the wet ingredients. Beat Egg (1), Buttermilk (3/4 cup) and Butter (75 gram).
STEP 5
Combine all DRY ingredients: In a large bowl mix together All-Purpose Flour (195 gram), Granulated Sugar (100 gram), Baking Powder (2 1/2 teaspoon), Ground Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon), Ground Nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon) and Salt (1/4 teaspoon).
STEP 6
Then, add the WET egg mixture into the DRY flour mixture. Using a spatula, stir only until the ingredients are JUST combined. Do not OVERMIX.
STEP 7
Next, fold in the diced mandarin oranges.
STEP 8
Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cups till 3/4 full.
STEP 9
Sprinkle the top with Granulated Sugar (2 tablespoon) and garnish with orange rinds. And we're ready to bake the muffins.
STEP 10
Place muffin tray into preheated oven.
STEP 11
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of muffins comes out clean. And we're done!
STEP 12
Remove from oven and cool the muffins in the pan for about 5 to 10 minutes.
STEP 13
Then transfer the mandarin oranges onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
STEP 14
These muffins can be stored for a few days at room temperature and they freezes well too. As always, serve and enjoy!
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