How to cook orange muffins with thyme
Thyme is one of the most famous fragrant spices. Its medicinal and flavoring qualities have been known since ancient times. This is one of the few herbs that are widely used in baking. Prepared with thyme cake will be different unique taste and aroma.
You will need:
thyme; polenta; pancake flour; eggs; oranges; lemon; sugar; olive oil; butter; Dining room soda or baking powder salt.
Instruction how to cook orange muffins with thyme
Whip half a cup of olive oil with six eggs during whisking, add a cup of sugar, worn zest and juice of one orange. Pour a tablespoon of finely chopped thyme. Alternatively, it is possible to scroll a few seconds in a coffee grinder.
Stir the mixture, add a cup of polenta and a half cups of pancake flour, half a teaspoon of baking soda or baking powder, a quarter teaspoon of salt. Knead the dough until homogeneous, and then put in a greased cake pan and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35 minutes. Please note that the form should be deep, above the surface of the cake should be a few centimeters of its ledges.
While the cake is baked, prepare the syrup for impregnation. Take the juice of two large oranges - get about two cups, juice of one lemon and one hundred grams of sugar (four tablespoonfuls or a little less than half a glass). Bring the mixture, stirring to low boil and remove from heat.
Ready cake determined in the traditional way - you need to pierce it with a toothpick. If it stays clean, the cake is ready. As a rule, it is necessary only in the first preparation, and later you will have to bake the cake on familiar technology, knowing the temperature and baking time, so you do not have the willingness to control.
After removing the cake from the oven, leave it in the form. Toothpick densely pinned it on top of almost the entire depth, at this stage you will also be able to evaluate baking quality. Then pour the syrup cake and leave to soak. After it has cooled, remove the cake of their shape and decorate with glaze of whipped egg white, lemon juice and sugar. In addition, you can sprinkle it on top of grated orange peel.
You can change the basic recipe on your own. For example, decorate the cake with chocolate icing, this melt in a water bath 200 grams of chocolate with 100 grams of butter, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Icing decorate the cake has cooled down. Cake can sprinkle ground nuts, add raisins to the dough, etc. etc. You can do without polenta, using only flour pancake.