After a few days of bright, warm sunshine, the weather has turned cool again. Looks like we are going to get grey skies and light showers for a few days. Perfect weather for baking a batch of muffins and pouring coffee. Good thing I'm not needed anywhere urgently or in a screaming hurry to go somewhere. It's not just the weather that's settled in.
Orange and White Chocolate Muffins
slightly adapted from here
250g plain flour
50g fine polenta
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
150g caster sugar
150g white chocolate, chopped into small chunks
90g grapeseed oil
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
Icing sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
Put the flour, polenta, baking powder, baking soda and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, buttermilk and orange zest and juice. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, don't over mix.
Divide the batter evenly among the liners and bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a muffin.
Leave to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool slightly. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.