Jun 28 2010
When we were in the Bahamas last month, we got a chance to nab some free muffins on our last day at the resort, and these muffins were… how should I say it… unique. It was orange-flavored and topped with crushed pistachio nuts. I took a bite of it and my first instinct was that we need to replicate this orange muffin back home! It had beautiful traces of orange zest in the muffin with the perfect amount of sweetness and was unbelievably moist. I tried to ask one of the staffers what they put in the muffin and this guy tried to argue with me that it wasn’t orange – and not blood orange either. He summoned his female coworker who apparently eats these muffins everyday (and it shows…) and she confirmed that it is orange, but that didn’t help my quest to get the recipe. Anyway, I ate the whole muffin without a trace of guilt, and went back for a 2nd muffin, this time squirreling it away in my bag so I can take it back to the states to evaluate.
Let’s just say this muffin I tucked away didn’t last long because I got hungry at the airport and ended up devouring every last morsel of this orange muffin that I was going to dissect when I got home. Yes, I had no self-control… and now I’m stuck with just the memory of what it should taste like. *Sigh*
Over the weekend, we attempted our first try at making this sweet treat and although it didn’t have the exact texture we were looking for, it was still a tasty muffin. Don’t worry, we are not going to give up… we’ll have to play around with some other ingredients to see how to make it better! Maybe someone who’s reading this at the Atlantis Resort can ship some of those yummy Orange Muffins to me?
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Orange Marmalade Muffins