Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Orange Ricotta Muffins

Craving sunshine at this time of year is nothing new to me.  The upper midwest can give you lots of snow, bitter cold or both.  I had some oranges in my refrigerator that needed a home along with some ricotta that I had intended to use for stuffed shells but never got around to it and used the other ingredients for a pizza.  These muffins are very moist and give you a nice hint of orange in both the muffin and the glaze.

Orange Ricotta Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup ricotta
1 large egg
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Mix in the ricotta and egg.  Alternate adding the remaining dry ingredients and the orange juice.  Fill the baking cups 3/4 full.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.  Makes 12 muffins.

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