Orange Tea Muffins

I love visiting different tea rooms, they are always so much fun and have the greatest food. Our local tea room, always serves a little muffin with tea or on a luncheon plate. The little tea room muffins are my inspiration for this recipe. I have afternoon tea just about every afternoon, it is a time of rest, reflection and just a little quiet time that I look forward to enjoying everyday. I don't always have a special little treat, but these are one of the special treats that I have with my afternoon tea. It's exciting to share tea with you today, sure hope you enjoy it.

Orange Tea Muffins

Orange Tea Muffins
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
Zest of 2 Oranges
1 teaspoon orange extract
In a electric mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar until it becomes creamy
Add the eggs one at a time and mix until completely blended well
Add the Orange extract and mix well
Add the flour while mixing a little at a time until all the flour has been blended in
In a small bowl mix the buttermilk and the baking soda until the baking soda is dissolved
Add the buttermilk mix to the flour, butter, sugar and eggs mixture, stir until all the buttermilk has been blended in.
Add 3/4 of the Orange zest to the batter and mix well
Grease a mini muffin tin or a regular tin
Pour batter into the greased muffin tins
Bake 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes
Remove the baked muffins from the oven and leave in the tins for glazing.
Orange Glaze
Juice of 2 Oranges plus enough to equal 1 cup of Orange Juice
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 of the reserved orange zest from the cupcake recipe
In a saucepan mix the brown sugar and orange juice
Cook the mixture until it comes to a boil then remove it from the heat
Glaze the muffins in the baking tin while warm from the oven

Mix The Rich Batter

Glaze The Warm Muffins
For Some Reason I Just Always Put To Much Batter In The Tin Then It Has That Little Rim
In This Case It Turns Our Great Because The Muffin and The Rim is Soaked With Glaze, YUM!

Ready To Serve


I sure am glad that you could come and have tea with me today, tea is always better when shared with a friend. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Pinned to save, and try soon! =)
    These look so good!!!

  2. Orange-tea muffins sounds great to me :)
    We love oranges and these would be lovely anytime of year

  3. Your muffins sound delicious. I like the idea of the glaze soaking into the muffin....I think I should make these and put the kettle on!

  4. These sound so delicious! Pinned to make for breakfast very soon. :)

  5. Oh these little muffins look perfect for enjoying with an afternoon cuppa :-)

  6. Wow! Took me a minute to make this discovery but a fellow blogger featured your lovely tea muffins on her blog. She made them and, just as yours do, hers look so pretty. I must not have read it close enough,though, to realize that you are the originator (Silly me, I thought Miz Helen was just one of her friends or her aunt or something). Anyway, the tea muffins are being featured as Editor's Pick on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this week with TWO links. :)

  7. I always overfill too. And usually grab a mixing bowl that's too small!
    A happy accident that your muffins had rims to soak up all that tasty glaze.
    Thank you for sharing tea with us, Miz Helen.


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