It's dead easy to make these muffins! The recipe is from thepioneerwoman site where lots of excellent recipes and great photos could be found..
Although the original recipe is called 'good morning muffin' but I thought it could be good at anytime of the day..so I respectfully decided to call it different from the original as seen. As for the result, I could say that sometimes you don't have to make much effort to get such a wonderful thing out of the oven !
Here is my adapted recipe (makes 12 muffins)
2 cups self-raising flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp vegetable shortening
2 tbsp butter
1 cups orange marmalade
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 tbsp demerara sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
10 g melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sift together the flour,salt and baking powder. Place in a mixing bowl.
Use a pastry cutter to mix in the shortening and butter.
Mix marmalade, orange juice, egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour into dry ingredients.
Mix all ingredients together gently, using fewer than 10 large strokes.
In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients.
Fill muffin pans with batter. Sprinkle topping ingredients over each muffin.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes until done. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Eat warm or at room temperature.