T U E S D A Y S W I T H D O R I E
Special thanks to this week's host: Lauren of Bella Baker
A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE. Or is that a day without orange juice? Anita Bryant is lurking here somewhere. I envisioned making these sunshine muffins when the sun flooded the kitchen window. Unfortunately I'm still waiting. But there's enough citrus in these little gems to make even the darkest of days somewhat brighter.
Made with lots of orange zest, lemon juice and with a cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice, they live up to their citrus name. Currants are mixed in (I soaked them in some grand marnier - any excuse to raid the liqueur cabinet), which give them just the right amount of dried fruit texture and flavor. Just before heading for the oven, I sprinkled some sanding sugar *sparkle sparkle* - to give them a little crunchy and sugary coat. These delightfully citrusy muffins have a light, almost spongy texture. Anita would approve.
|marie: little mary sunshine|
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE.