Miguel Maestre's Spanish Orange Magdalenes with Nutella

Miguel Maestre's Spanish Orange Magdalenes with Nutella

Serves approx. 12 medium-sized muffins or 20 magdalenes

2 (about 220g each) small navel oranges, washed, ends trimmed
185g butter, softened
1½ cups caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
2¼ cups self-raising flour
Nutella for serving (approx. 15g per Magdalene)
Crushed hazelnuts
Icing sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 160°C fan forced/170°C no fan.
Line 2 muffin tins with medium paper cupcake cases. Alternatively use madeleines tins; this is the shape I used to have them in when I was a little boy.
Cut the skin-on oranges in quarters and remove any seeds and the thick centre core if there is any, then roughly chop. Place the orange, skin and all, into the processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
Add the butter, caster sugar and vanilla and pulse until combined (don't worry if mixture looks curdled).
Add the eggs and pulse to combine.
Remove to a bowl, fold through the flour until just combined.
Spoon the mixture among prepared papers in pans or madeleine tins and smooth the surface.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Allow to cool and then spread the tops with Nutella. Add crushed hazelnuts and dust with icing sugar to finish it off.

Navel oranges are perfect for this recipe as they have minimal pith and usually no seeds.
The weight is important to the recipes success and as they vary considerably throughout the year be sure you use oranges of similar weight.
Remember also, the mixture may look a little lumpy, but don't worry it's not supposed to be a smooth batter.

Nutella Releases Limited Edition Jars So You Can Say Good Morning With Nutella In Your Own Way

Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre creates bespoke Nutella breakfast recipes to celebrate the launch.

G'day! Nutella is celebrating multiculturalism with the release of limited edition 'Good Morning' jars, with the phrase expressed in various languages. Acknowledging the cultural diversity in Australia and the many ways we say good morning, Nutella is now encouraging customers to share their favourite ways they enjoy breakfast.

In line with the launch, Nutella has partnered with Spanish-born Australian chef, author and television presenter, Miguel Maestre. Inspired by his heritage, Miguel has created bespoke breakfast recipes, each with a Nutella flare.

Two of his favourite traditional Spanish breakfast recipes, Spanish Orange Magdalenes and his Mama Florentina Palmeritas, have been re-invented with the addition of the iconic hazelnut spread.

Commenting on the partnership, Miguel Maestre said: "I am excited to be able to share my favourite Spanish breakfast recipes and to re-invent them with Nutella. I am passionate about Nutella – who doesn't love chocolate and hazelnuts?! As a loyal customer myself, this collaboration was a match made in heaven.

"Australia is one of the most multicultural nations in the world. We are so lucky to have so many diverse and unique flavours come together in the one place.

"Breakfast is enjoyed differently by various cultures and for that reason, it is one of my favourite meals. I couldn't be more excited for everyone to try out some of the ways that I like to enjoy it," adds Maestre.

Nutella's limited edition Good Morning jars are now available nationwide in leading supermarkets. For those who can't find their greetings in-store, customers can visit Nutella.com/goodmorningpromotion and request their own good morning greeting. While stocks last.
RRP: $8.75 (750g)