Currant and orange muffins

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Safflower oil -- to coat
\N \N Muffin tin
1 cup Rice flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ cup Rolled oats -- ground
¼ cup Honey
1 tablespoon Maple syrup
¼ cup Safflower oil
½ cup Ground almonds
½ cup Orange juice
1 teaspoon Grated orange rind
2 \N Eggs
½ cup Dried currants

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tin.

2. In a large bowl combine rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground oats. In a separate bowl combine honey, maple syrup, and the ¼ cup oil until very smooth. In a blender or food processor, puree almonds and orange juice, then strain. Add almond liquid to honey mixture along with orange rind.

3. Separate eggs. Stir yolks into honey mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

4. Combine dry and wet ingredients, then stir in currants. Fold in egg whites. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling each three fourths full.

Bake until muffins spring back when pressed lightly in center (about 20 minutes).

Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Recipe By : the California Culinary Academy File

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