Mandarin MuffinsFrom ORCHARD HILL COUNTRY INN
Cooking Time:20 to 25 minutes
Yield:Makes 18 medium-sized muffins
- 1 11 oz can of Mandarin orange segments
- 1 tbs. orange oil extract
- 2 cups and 1 tbs all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 8 oz carton sour cream
- 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 400°.
Drain oranges and reserve the liquid. Cut oranges in half and place in a measuring cup. Add orange extract and reserved liquid to make 8 ounces. Set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the egg, sour cream, orange mixture, and melted butter.
Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add the orange mixture and pecans. Stir to blend. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes.