So scrummy!!!! My husband absolutely loves marmalade in any form, so these are like manna from heaven. Plus the recipe is so easy and quick to make. You will need a 12 hole muffin tin, and can use paper cases, but there is no real need.
I recently bought a can of spray greaser and it is brilliant for fiddly jobs like this.
Pre heat your fan oven to 170C. Prepare your tin [s]. This quantity makes about 16-17 so I used two tins, but it can be halved, of course.
11 oz Self raising flour
4½ oz softened butter
3 oz chopped almonds, lightly toasted in a dry pan [a lovely bite]
5 oz caster sugar
grated zest of a large orange [eat the orange after!]
125 ml marmalade
125 ml buttermilk
a few flake almonds for the top, if you wish.
In a medium bowl, rub the butter into the flour then add the sugar, zest and toasted nuts, then the marmalade, milk and eggs. Mix well and fill your muffin holes to about three quarters full. You can sprinkle over some extra nuts in you wish.
Bake in your preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Yum Yum. They freeze well too. A perfect recipe. I took these to my afternoon Bridge Club and they went down so quickly, with huge praise!