Okay, okay you all are going to think I only bake/cook with booze and Chobani. Well that is actually the case….ahahaha!!! On my next post I use Chobani in a different way. When I told my hubby I was mentioning my next blog post has a secret ingredient on social media, he told me it is not a secret, everyone will know it is Chobani. I guess I am becoming that transparent!
I really do love the flavors that evolve in a baked treat with booze. Some of your baked treats will have the boozy flavor in the beginning of the bite, some at the end of the bite, and the case with these muffins….the flavor is all the way though the bite….delicious from beginning to end!
Last weekend we were invited to enjoy a delicious brunch with Ilke’s Kitchen and her hubby. She requested some of my boozy muffins. I was trying to decide what muffin I wanted to make for the special occasion. Hubby requested the Sunny Morning Muffin that Sunny makes on Food Network…BUT instead of making her recipe, I adapted the recipe….made them boozy of course!
Before I share my recipe for the boozy orange berry muffins, let’s enjoy a Turkish brunch together! Ilke is from Istanbul, Turkey, and shares her family recipes on her gorgeous site. Her blog is one of my favorites, so unique, and will make you want to enjoy a beautiful dinner at her families dinner table in Istanbul.
Look at that table, she had a feast for all of us! Almost everything on that table was Turkish.
Her uncle makes cheese. When she was in Istanbul about month ago, she was given a package of fresh cheese. My favorite was the Armenian string cheese…..SO DELICIOUS!
For our main entree we enjoyed Sucuk, which is eggs and Turkish sausage cooked in a pan together.
My new love, also called Borek. Which is a Turkish puff pastry layered with different treats- for this Borek she layered it with spinach, eggs, and cheese. Seriously DELICIOUS!!! Here is Ilke’s Eggplant Borek recipe!
To make this brunch feel like you are taking a trip to Turkey, Ilke made some Turkish tea!!
I am still raving about that brunch, that is how much I enjoyed it! Ilke and her hubby are truly wonderful, and only 30 minutes away from my home….love that! Here are the muffins I shared with them, I hope you enjoy them as much as they did!
Orange liquor flavor from beginning to end of each bite!
20 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
32 minTotal Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray, or place muffin cups in the pan. I always spray the muffin pan, and the muffin cups with cooking spray just in case.
In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, Greek yogurt, eggs, orange liquor, oil, and orange zest.
In small bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in blueberries and strawberries to flour mixture, and if you use nuts mix them in the flour also.
Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, do not over mix, just bring batter together completely.
Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. For standard muffin pan, bake for 10-15 minutes depending on oven. If you use the large muffin pans, you may need to double the baking time.
The muffins are fun for breakfast, or a simple traveling snack. They are perfect for berry season, you can use your favorite mix of berries.
What is your favorite muffin to make?
Tarchin says it is now time to relax and enjoy the day!