Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Lauryn of Bella Baker. She chose the Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins. These muffins are a wonderful springy citrus muffins flavored with orange and lemon. You can get the complete recipe for these muffins on Lauryn’s blog. These are really great and exactly what I needed. The Seattle area is not yet experiencing spring; it’s pretty grey and soggy. I’m really looking forward to better weather!
I like baking with currants, but I don’t very frequently. I used to get orange currant scones at work, but the coffee shop doesn’t carry those anymore. I like the small bites of sweetness that they add. I know that many of the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers chose other dried fruit for these muffins, and I’m sure that’s good too, but I was happy for the opportunity to use currants.
I didn’t have the lemon extract that the recipe required, but I don’t think it is missing that much. I also used store bought orange juice instead of squeezing my own, but I did splurge for the fancy stuff that is pretty close to fresh squeezed. Since I took these to work, I made 1-1/2 times the recipe and ended up with 21 muffins. These muffins were really what I needed after this gloomy rainy winter we’ve had!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 7