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GD’s marvellous muffins

GD (aka Annette Tyerman or ‘Granny-Dear’) has been making these yummy date and orange muffins for as long as she can recall . . . and that’s a long time when you are 96


1 orange (about 200 gms)

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

½ cup milk

100gm butter (melted)

1 ½ cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder (rounded)

1 tsp baking soda (level)

1 cup chopped dates


• Cut orange in small pieces (skin and flesh).

• Put in food processor with sugar and process until fine.

• Add milk, egg and melted butter. Whiz sifted dry ingredients into large bowl and fold together.

• Bake 200 C for 12-14 minutes in greased muffin pan.

• Cut in half and spread with butter while still warm.

Annette Tyerman — GD — takes a tray of muffins out of the oven at her home in Beetham Village. Pictures by Liam Clayton
GD's date and orange muffins are legendary.