Marmalade and Nutmeg Streusel Muffins

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Marmalade can make anything go from good to great, the tang and sharpness it adds to bakes. Add in hazelnut streusel with nutmeg and you’ve got yourself a little something special. These muffins could be described as mega, a simple orange sponge with a middle of marmalade topped off with the crunchiest of toasted hazelnuts, nutmeg spice and sugar. A great treat for anytime of the day, but for breakfast with a dollop of yogurt, you honestly can’t go wrong.

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Marmalade and Nutmeg Streusel Muffins

makes 6 large muffins, you will need a muffin tray lined with muffin cases, I love the tulip style ones found here

Ingredients:

(for muffins)

  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml full fat milk
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 orange, juice and grated zest
  • 6 tsp marmalade, try this one

(for streusel topping)

  • 40g plain flour
  • 25g butter
  • 25g demera sugar
  • 40g hazelnuts, lightly roasted and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  1. Begin by combining all the wet ingredients together in a bowl, whisk well to incorporate everything. In another bowl place all the dry ingredients as well as the orange zest.
  2. Add the wet to the dry mix and beat until just mixed thoroughly, put half into the muffin cases, then to each muffin add a spoonful of marmalade and then top it off with the rest of the mixture.
  3. For the streusel, rub flour and butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs, add in the nutmeg, sugar and hazelnuts and continue rubbing together till little clusters are formed.
  4. Sprinkle over muffins and bake for 20 minutes at 180oC.

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Eat and enjoy!

Rachel

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