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Buddha's Hand Citron Muffins Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Buddha's Hand citron, chopped

Special equipment needed:
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and eggs.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

5. Fold in the chopped Buddha's Hand citron.

6. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Remove from oven and let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 18-20 minutes
- Oven temperature: 375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
- Makes 12 muffins

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 26g
- Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- All-purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour.
- Granulated sugar can be substituted with brown sugar or honey.
- Unsalted butter can be substituted with salted butter or coconut oil.
- Milk can be substituted with almond milk or soy milk.
- Buddha's Hand citron can be substituted with lemon zest or orange zest.

- Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds or pecans, to the batter.
- Add 1/2 cup dried fruit, such as cranberries or raisins, to the batter.
- Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.

Tips and tricks:
- If using fresh Buddha's Hand citron, make sure to wash and dry it thoroughly before chopping.
- Do not overmix the batter, as this can result in tough muffins.
- Use an ice cream scoop to evenly distribute the batter into the muffin liners.

Storage instructions:
- Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat muffins, place them in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 5-7 minutes, or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve muffins on a platter with a dusting of powdered sugar.
- Top muffins with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of Buddha's Hand citron.

- Powdered sugar
- Whipped cream
- Fresh fruit

- Hot tea
- Coffee
- Orange juice

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Yogurt parfait

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the muffins are too dry, try adding an extra tablespoon of melted butter to the batter.
- If the muffins are too wet, try reducing the amount of milk in the recipe.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all utensils before preparing the recipe.
- Store muffins in an airtight container to prevent spoilage.

Food history:
- Buddha's Hand citron is a fragrant citrus fruit that originated in China and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Flavor profiles:
- The Buddha's Hand citron adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the muffins, with a slightly floral aroma.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve muffins for breakfast or as a snack.

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Taste: Sweet, Citrusy, Tangy, Fragrant, Nutty