1 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 cup sweetened condensed milk (8 oz.)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
1 cup cheddar, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and orange extract using electric mixer
Pour in flour mixture by thirds adding 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk in between (beginning and ending with the flour mixture). Add and fold in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Just fold it and do not overmix.
Pour in muffin cups 3/4 cup full only.
Garnish on top with the remaining grated cheddar cheese. Distribute evenly.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (check your muffins after the 20-minute mark)
Remove from oven and top with more grated cheese if desired.
Stays moist for 1 week in room temperature covered in tight lid container.