This is again one of my kitchen experiments. Long ago my aunt told me that adding fresh orange juice to cake batter can create freshness in its taste. I also had lots of black raisins in my fridge. I remember buying these raisins as a humble substitute for blueberries. I love blueberry muffins but couldnt find any berries.
Finally, I thought of marrying the two ideas. Why not have an orange flavored cake which has black raisins in it? Here is the concoction. I must say its worth a shot. The end result was a shiny muffin in which the freshness of orange juice was interrupted by dark, sweet black raisins.
Off this goes to the original recipe event hosted by Lore. Merry Christmas!
- Orange juice 1/2 tea cup
- Orange peel
- 6-7 black raisins
- 1/2 tin condensed milk
- 100 grams maida / white flour
- 50 grams butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- Extract fresh orange juice.
- Remove the white fiber from the reverse of the peel. Now finely chop the orange rind.
- Deseed black raisins and chop them.
- Mix condensed milk with melted butter.
- Add 1/2 cup of orange juice , beat until thoroughly blended.
- Sift together maida, baking powder, salt and soda. Blend in maida using the cut and fold method.
- Dust the orange rind and raisins in maida. Now gently mix them into the batter.
- Grease & dust muffin molds. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 Deg C for 25 mins.