Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TWD: Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins


This week Tuesdays With Dorie made Citrus Currant Sunshine Muffins – an absolutely perfect choice for this time of year. Spring (and the fruits that accompany it) aren’t quite here and these bright muffins are a nice reminder that it’s on its way. My muffins are a little darker since, per Nancy’s suggestion on the Problems & Question site, I used half whole wheat flour. I didn’t have any lemon extract, so I added some zest instead, which I think worked fine (I wasn’t going to buy a bottle of lemon extract to use a ¼ teaspoon). I thought these muffins had the perfect amount of sweetness for a breakfast treat and would happily make them again.



This recipe rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, for an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Lauryn of Bella Baker for a splendid selection. You can find the recipe here on Lauryn’s site, along with many other beautiful treats, and check out the TWD site to see if the rest of the group liked these as much as I did.

8 comments:

Nina said...

Margot, your muffins look wonderful! Love your plate, too! I bet this was a good one to make with whole wheat flour. Sounds like a really good flavor combo!

spike. said...

I wish I had tried a little whole wheat flour too- they look splendid

jillbert said...

They look great, especially on the colorful plate! I wouldn't have bought lemon extract either. I was surprised to find a bottle of it in my pantry!

Tracey said...

Love your plate Margot! I always photograph on boring, solid color dishes. I need to expand my collection :) Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Glad to hear you'd make these again. They certainly look delicious..

Hanaâ said...

Great idea on mixing in some WW flour. They look wonderful! I love currants but have a hard time finding them here. I just made Good Morning muffins last night from the book "Flour" which uses Wheat Bran. I love wheat bran because it gives you the nutrients you wants w/o being heavy. I loved those muffins. Not too sweet!

Hanaâ said...

Great idea on mixing in some WW flour. They look wonderful! I love currants but have a hard time finding them here. I just made Good Morning muffins last night from the book "Flour" which uses Wheat Bran. I love wheat bran because it gives you the nutrients you wants w/o being heavy. I loved those muffins. Not too sweet!

Kayte said...

Anytime you get an 8 on deliciousness, it has to be a good thing, right? They look wonderful. Nice job working that wwflour in there!