*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           SIMPLE ORANGE MUFFINS
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lg           Orange
    1       oz           Tofu
      3/4   c            Sugar -- (less if desired)
    3       tb           Oil
      1/2   c            Water or orange juice
    2       c            Flour
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       t            Cream of tartar
      1/4   ts           Salt
 
   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
   
   Finely grate the zest from the orange.  Squeeze out
   and strain the orange’s juice.  Set zest and juice
   aside.
   
   In a bowl, thoroughly mash the tofu with the sugar, or
   blend together with an electric mixer.  Mix in the
   finely grated orange zest and juice from the orange,
   oil, and water (or additional orange juice).
   
   In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda,
   cream of tartar and salt.  Blend in the orange juice
   mixture.  Spoon batter into muffin pans, filling each
   cup about 2/3 full.  Bake for about 15 minutes, or
   until muffins are starting to brown very lightly, and
   toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
   
   Karen’s notes:  I always use tofu as an egg-replacer
   in baked goods, with excellent results.  It may only
   be luck, or coincidence, so if you don't have a piece
   of tofu handy, try omitting it.
   
   These muffins are pretty sweet, so you may want to
   decrease the amount of sugar used.  The sugar does
   seem to act as a humectant though, so the muffins will
   stay a little moister in storage if you use more sugar.
   
   From the kitchen of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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