It's sunny here. After a long cold rainy week last week, that is very exciting to me. And today, I made Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins thanks to our host Lauren of Bella Baker who chose these. Check out her blog to get the recipe.
They were very easy to mix up. Took no time at all.
I followed Dorie's advice and mixed the zest and sugar with my fingers. It smelled so good! And I took my orange and I squeezed it to death trying to get a cup full of fresh juice from it. I'm telling you I squeezed that poor orange so dry if it had lips it would have needed some chapstick. It came to just about the required one cup when I finished.
I used craisens in these because I just really like craisens.
I was trying to do more than one thing at once (i.e. laundry, clean kitchen, cook chicken salad) and I overcooked them just a bit. Or. . . maybe 20 minutes was just too long in my oven. At any rate, they were still good muffins but just a tiny bit on the dry side. I saw right down after I made these and just enjoyed one all by myself. They were not too citrusy, just the right hint of orange flavor in them. Check out Tuesdays with Dorie to see what the other bakers did with this recipe!!