Mystery Muffin Recipe (Fig, Orange Spice & Chocolate)
Original recipe in Company's Coming: Muffins & More by Jean Pare. Modifications by me!
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups bran flakes breakfast cereal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup cooking oil
1-1/2 cups buttermilk (1 tbsp of vinegar will sour 1 cup milk, for a substitution)
1/4 cup orange juice (squeeze the juice from an orange you zest for...)
1 tsp orange zest (I use the Lee Valley rasp for zesting citrus fruit)
2 cups chopped dried figs (I removed the stem)
the end of a bag of chocolate chips + the end of a bag of mini choc chips or about 1 cup of choc chips
Measure first seven ingredients into large mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Make a well in the centre.
In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients and figs. Pour into well. Stir to moisten (get all the dry ingredients wet, but don't over mix). The batter will be lumpy. Fill greased muffin pan (or use muffin papers). You will need two 12-hole muffin pans. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes. Makes 24 muffins.