Sultana & Orange Muffins

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Apologies for not posting for the past couple of weeks, but was away on holiday. I am back from Canada, where I had a great time visiting with family.  Now I am getting back onto the baking treadmill.  Starting slowly at first, I decided on some muffins.  Sultanas and Orange is the flavour I decided upon.

As with most muffins they are quite easy to make.  This recipe should make 12 muffins, if using a muffin tin or cases.  I decided to use some card cups that I bought in Ottawa.  They are larger than the muffin cases, so shared the batter between nine cups only.

Topping the muffins with some orange flavoured icing adds a nice hit of sweetness as well, making these a most enjoyable treat. They are a really lovely muffin, the orange flavour, and the sultanas work well together and they are nice and moist too.  I thoroughly recommend that you try to make some.

Sultana & Orange Muffins


  • 240g plain flour
  • 114g sultanas
  • 113g unsalted butter,
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest from 1 1/2 half oranges
  • 120ml milk
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 120g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 190c?170c Fan/375 F
  2. Line a muffin tin with cases, or grease the tin.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat into the mixture.
  5. Add the orange zest and the vanilla extract and mix in.
  6. Add the flour, in three parts, adding the milk in between each part and stir in gently.
  7. Stir in the sultanas, after coating them in a little flour.
  8. Divide the mixture in even amounts into the muffin cases.
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before moving the muffins onto a wire rack to finish the cooling.
  11. As they cool make some icing by mixing the orange juice and icing sugar together, until you achieve a thickened, dropping consistency.
  12. When the muffins are cooled drizzle some icing, in stripes, over them and allow to set before serving.


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