These use the entire orange through the mixture, so they are beautifully fragrant and dense. I love orange poppyseed cakes so the zest and some juice just isn't enough for me! I love that you get little bits of zippy zest through this and it is so dense and soft in texture.
Whole Orange Poppyseed ZOMTUFFINS
2 whole oranges
1 cinnamon stick
2 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp baking powder
75 g unsalted butter
1/4 cup poppyseeds
Boil the whole oranges for 1 hour with the cinnamon stick. Allow to cool and blend through a processor or blender until smooth.
Combine the flour, baking soda, bicarb and poppyseeds in a bowl.
Beat butter & sugar together, combine yoghurt & oranges through. Add all the dry ingredients and mix through.
Spoon mixture into baking paper cups about 3/4 full (this cake is dense and doesn't rise that much) and bake between 15-20mins on a medium heat.