SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

February 17, 2016

TOMMY'S ORANGE MUFFINS


I am a huge fan of James Villas.

He was the food and wine editor of Town and Country for 27 years,
and has written hundreds of articles appearing in magazines 
such as Bon App├ętit, Gourmet, and Esquire
Mr. Villas has authored more than a dozen cookbooks.
 He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Food and Wine
and his books have been included in
 Food and Wine’s Best of the Best series.

This recipe was featured in his cookbook,
"My Mother's Southern Kitchen...
Recipes and Reminiscences."

"A couple of summers ago, just as Mother and Aunt Dee were packing the car to
return to Charlotte after one of their extended stays in East Hampton,
up drove our friend, Tom Bernstein with a tin of these orange muffins for
the two ladies, "just in case there might be a hunger attack." Within the week, Mother had called to get the recipe, and already they've become a staple at the breakfast table and on brunch buffets." ~James Villas



TOMMY'S ORANGE MUFFINS
1 large orange
1/3 cup orange juice
6 T. butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/2 cup seedless golden raisins
1 T. rum
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt


Grate the rind of the orange and reserve. 
Remove and discard the white orange pith, cut the orange into quarters and remove the seeds. 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a blender; combine the rind, orange quarters, orange juice, butter and eggs,
raisins and rum. Blend 5 seconds and transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add all dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
Do not over mix.
Spoon into greased muffin tins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

16 comments:

  1. I love orange flavored muffins. There's a recipe around these parts that is similar, only there's grated carrots in the mix, along with raisins and nuts...they are called country muffins. Yours do look good. Hope you are well and enjoying some good weather. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Oh Susie...those sound amazing! I hope you share that recipe soon! Hugs! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Yummmm...

    Enjoy being in the south... We have ice this morning.

    Oh well... :-)

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    1. No ice....I fell everytime while up in Maine! Too old for that! Stay inside and bake the muffins!!! Big hugs!

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  3. They look and sound so good. I will have to try and make them.

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    1. I so hope you enjoy this recipe Betty! Thank you for stopping by today..have a great weekend ahead!

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  4. I've been told to push my Potassium...do these count!! Love the recipe; thank you for sharing, XOXO

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  5. Wow, these sound so good, Betsy! Lovely for breakfast or for afternoon tea! Thank you! ♥

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  6. Those sound great! I like sunshine muffins so I know that I would enjoy these.

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    1. I so hope you try these Vee..enjoy!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. I've been on an orange eating kick lately, so these sound super good! I'm still enjoying the blueberry muffins that I made from a recipe you shared here.

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    1. That warms my heart Cheryl! I hope you enjoy this...you can omit the raisins if you prefer! Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. As always, I come to visit with a recipe card in hand!! Tonight I am going to copy and paste in a Word doc. I have so many of your recipes, I should have been doing this all along!!!

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    1. That's great Linda...much easier! That's what I do also! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  9. Oh, I'm so upset because we have not oranges in the house! I am certainly copying this recipe as it sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing so much. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Love visiting you Shelia! You always have such lovely things to share! Have a great weekend!

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