Today is my second week participating in the Muffin Monday and I’m already hooked! How can I not? I finally have a reason to make muffins every weekend and get creative with it too! This week’s basic recipe was the Orange Date Muffin but I was more in a chocolate & hazelnut mood so this is what came out of it
Ingredients (makes 12 muffins)
250g whole spelt flour
65g caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon grated orange rind
80 ml fresh orange juice
60g butter, melted and cooled
100g cup chopped dates
100g cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
For chocolate glazing
200g semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 200C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with liners or grease and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a bowl, beat together the orange juice, buttermilk, egg and melted butter.
Add egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Fold in the orange rind, dates and hazelnuts (leave some hazelnuts for decoration).
Evenly divide the mixture among the 12 muffins cups.
Place in the oven and bake for about 15 to20 minutes, or until very lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool.
In a small pan, melt together butter and chocolate chips. Pour glaze while still warm over muffins and sprinkle with the remaining hazelnuts.
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