Everyone wants a special breakfast on Christmas day. Following is the recipe of Christmas morning muffins to make your day more special and memorable.
Ingredients Of Christmas Morning Muffins
- 250g plain flour
- 21/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Good grating of fresh nutmeg (or 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg)
- 2 clementine’s/Satsuma’s approx.
- 125ml full-fat milk
- 75ml vegetable oil (or melted butter left to cool slightly)
- 1 egg
- 175g dried cranberries
Method Of Christmas Morning Muffins
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers or silicone inserts.
- Measure the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl; grate the zest of the clementine/Satsuma over, and combine. If you are doing this in advance, leave the zesting till Christmas morning.
- Squeeze the juice of the clementine’s/Satsuma’s into a measuring jug, and pour in the milk until it comes up to the 200ml mark.
- Add the oil (or slightly cooled, melted butter) and egg, and lightly beat until just combined.
- Pour this liquid mixture into the bowl of dried ingredients and stir until everything is more or less combined, remembering that a well-beaten mixture makes for heavy muffins: in other words, a lumpy batter is a good thing here.
- Fold in the cranberries, then spoon the batter into the muffin cases. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, by which time the air should be thick with the promise of good things and the good things themselves golden brown and ready to be eaten, either plain or broken up and smeared, as you go, with unsalted butter and marmalade.