This muffin making seems to be becoming a habit. I have made these as a thank you to my friends Dave and Jo. Little do they realise that they are part of my Great Muffin Experiment. I don’t usually use butter in muffins, but I ran out of oil so I did a little adapting. Also there’s more flour than usual here, but I’m hoping that the orange juice and blueberries will stop the muffins from being too dry.


  • 125g melted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 orange/or lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 150g  blueberries
  • a sprinkle of demerara sugar to finish

Set the oven to 180C.

Whisk together the melted butter and the juice. Add the sugar and whisk some more.  Add the eggs and whisk again. Sieve in the flour.  Stir well. Then add the blueberries and give one last, gentle stir before spooning into muffin cases.

Sprinkle a little demerara sugar over the top, and bake for 20-25 minutes.