This week, we were allowed to go back and do a “rewind” recipe (one that we may have missed), instead of making this week’s choice, creme brulee. I jumped at the chance because (1) I couldn’t find any butane for my torch, and (2) I don’t like the “brulee” on creme brulee.
I chose Orange Berry Muffins (page 3 of Dorie’s book), and they were fantastic. I swapped cranberries for the blueberries, sprinkled a bit of cinnamon sugar on top of each one before I baked them, and I whipped up the whole thing in my food processor, so not too many pans to clean!
I usually use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin cups, but if you decide to do that, be aware that you will end up with nine muffins instead of twelve. If you have empty muffin cups, fill them with some water to keep the pan from warping, like you see in the photo to the left.
These really are wonderful – a soft, cakey, moist crumb, perfumed with orange, but not so much that it overwhelms. I love the sourness of the cranberries combined with the orange. Definitely on the repeat list, and one of my favorite Dorie recipes so far! You can find the recipe after the jump, and be sure to check the TWD blogroll to see what others did this week.
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