Thursday, March 14, 2019

Orange Muffins with Chocolate Ganache Middle RECIPE

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Orange Muffins with Chocolate Ganache Middle

I'm on this orange & chocolate combination kick again.  A few months ago I shared with you my Orange & Chocolate Chip cookie RECIPE (click HERE to view) and today I am sharing with you my orange chocolate muffin RECIPE.

Making your own chocolate ganache is easy - take 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, place is pan on medium heat and warm until it sizzles around the edges of the pan (but not boiling).  Pour hot cream on top of 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips and keep stirring until all the chocolate is melted - you will notice everything becoming very smooth and thick.  Cool and form into small balls (see picture below).  Refrigerate for an hour before using in this recipe.

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Printable Recipe

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup butter (melted & cooled to lukewarm)
1 egg
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon orange rind
1/2 teaspoon cardamom 
(optional - 1/2 cup ground nuts)
ganache for middle

Prepare the ganache ahead of time & set aside.  In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg, orange rind & orange juice - lightly whisk until combined.  Add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cardamom - stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.  If adding nuts -Stir until combined.
Spray a 12 count muffin tin.  Place a scoop of dough evenly in each muffin space until all dough is used up.  Make an indentation in each dough blob and add a ganache ball into each indentation.  Now form the dough to cover each ganache ball (see pictures below).

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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (when toothpick is inserted at the edge away from the ganache comes out clean).  Remove from muffin tin and place muffins on a cooling rack (see picture below).

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Orange Glaze
2 tablespoons butter (softened)
2 tablespoons boiling water 
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup powdered sugar

Pour the boiling water of the butter in a mixing bowl - stir until melted.  Add the juice & stir.  Finally, using a whisk - incorporate the sugar (see picture below).

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Either drizzle the glaze on top of the muffins or dip the top of each muffin into the glaze and allow the glaze to drip down the sides of the muffin (make sure you put some wax paper under the rack to catch the excess glaze - this will help with an easy cleanup). 

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Serve & ENJOY!

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  1. This WILL be made in my house. Amazing!

  2. Congrats you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things!


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