We tried these muffins last week with our guests, and they were a hit. Try them and see for yourself. Better yet, stay with us and let us bake them for you at the Hacienda.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup each packed brown & granulated sugars
1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 Tbs finely shredded orange peel
1 Tbs finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 recipe Orange Glaze
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted & chopped
Orange Glaze: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbs orange juice, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir in 1 Tbs melted butter and 1/2 tsp shredded orange peel.