Oooo, these are special! I found this recipe in a very old cookcook and discovered it's still wonderful today, especially on a special Sunday.
Yields 12 muffins
Prep.Time: 10 minutes + 25 minutes baking
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons grated orange peel
1 egg -- well-beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted shortening
12 sugar cubes
Orange juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees; grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Add orange peel; make a well in the center. Combine egg, milk, and vegetable oil; add all at once to dry ingredients and mix quickly, until only just moistened. Drop batter by tablespoonsful into prepared muffin pans, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Dip sugar cubes in orange juice until soaked; place one cube on top of each muffin. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Makes 12 muffins.

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