I love the delightful combination of cranberry and orange , it is so refreshing and homey and good enough to serve at the mad hatter’s tea Party .
I find it brings a different element to the usual tea time treats of cream doughnuts and scones , which you could also spruce up with a few dried cranberry’s and freshly grated orange zest it is that versatile as a flavour combination .
Below is a recipe I have found that works for tea loaves and muffins
Cranberry and Orange tea time muffins
muffins : ±24
Loaf: 2 medium loaf tins
500 g Cake flour (mix half almond flour and cake flour = Delicious almond flavours that works wonderfully with cranberry and orange )
20 ml baking powder
400 ml caster sugar
250 ml vegetable oil
250 ml orange juice
5 ml vanilla
125 g – 175 g dried cranberry’s (add to taste as i like mine loaded with them 🙂 )
zest of one orange (usually 2 tablespoons worth )
- line a loaf /muffin tin with butter and flour or muffin cups if you are planning to entertain .
- preheat oven to 180 degree’s Celsius
- sift flour and baking powder together and set aside
- whisk oil , eggs and sugar till thick , light and fluffy , add vanilla at the end
- add flour mix to oil mix and fold in
- add orange juice slowly as you are folding in
- add cranberry’s and zest (i find micro planing the orange produces a finer zest that is not so over powering )
- place in loaf tin or muffin cups , keep in mind if you place in a loaf tin the cooking time will increase
- Bake muffins in oven 180 °C , on middle shelf , for 25-30 min until a knife comes out clean , if you bake it in a loaf tin it takes approximately an hour .
♥ To SPICE it up add some ground cardamon or grated nutmeg to really give that something extra .
This is a great summer and Autumn tea time treat , and easy enough to get the kids involved in beginners baking .
Have a cakealiscious day