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Orange Nut Muffin Tops Recipe
My very good friend invited me for tea..
As we were sipping our tea and enjoying the delicious muffins that she had prepared . I asked her if I could have the recipe. She went to her vintage recipe file box that she leaves sitting out on the counter, pulled out the following recipe for Orange Nut Muffins. We laughed at the recipe card as it was so old, yellowed and stained..
She explained that it belonged to her mother and was used over and over again by her mother and now by her..
Interesting thing was that at the top of the card it said :
The Orange - Nut Muffins served in the tearooms of the Buffum's Department Store chain in the Los Angeles area are a delicious treat...
We also laughed about the fact that there were no paper liners used in the recipe,instead, the batter was spooned directly into the greased muffin pans.
It turns out that :
Paper baking cups as they were called, first hit U.S. markets after the end of the World War II. An artillery manufacturer called the James River Corporation began manufacturing cupcake liners for U.S. markets when its military markets began to diminish. By 1969, they consolidated business as a paper company and left artillery manufacturing behind.
During the 1950s, the paper baking cup gained popularity as U.S. housewives purchased them for convenience. Their flexibility grew when bakers realized that they could bake muffins as well as cupcakes in the baking cups.
It appears that Paper liners have been around longer than we have.
Speaking of muffins....I guess I am not the only one that thinks the top of the muffin is the best part..... Just discovered this new invention..Okay well maybe it's just new to me.....but it is a nifty idea just the same....And I am placing my order for one of these.....I wonder what my friend will think when I invite her over for tea and only serve the top of her Orange Nut Muffins.
Well it seems you can now buy a Muffin Top Tin...
Bake the best part of the muffin...the top! Each OvenStuff Non-Stick Six Cup Muffin Cap Pan is coated with a DuraGlide Plus non-stick coating inside and outside of the pan. The DuraGlide Plus finish allows muffin tops to slide out of the pan easily while making clean up a snap. The heavy weight steel construction ensures even heating across the pan for ultimate baking results. Pans are dishwasher safe. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
- Grated Peel Of 1 Orange
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
- Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add nuts and orange peel and mix lightly.
- Beat eggs and stir in milk, oil. and brown sugar. Make a well in the flour mixture and add egg mixture all at once. Mix very quickly, just until dry ingredients are moistened.
- Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full.
- Bake at 375 degrees 12 to 15 minutes.