Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Insert 20 stadard muffin cups and fill the unused cups one-third full with water to prevent warping.
In a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition until blended.
In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, linseeds, orange zest and salt. Using the mixer on low speed. add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk, then the orange juice and vanilla. Beat just until smooth.
In a large bowl, using the mixer with spotlessly clean beaters on high speed or a balloon whisk, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Using a large silicone spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the batter until blended.
Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it three-quarters full. Sprinkle each muffin with some of the raw sugar.
Bake the muffins until golden, dry and springy to the touch; 20-25 minutes. While the muffins are in the oven, heat a syrup on high with fresh strained orange juice and caster sugar.
A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the muffins cool for 5 minutes. Unmold the muffins and let cool completely.
Baste the top of each muffin syrup with syrup using a pastry brush or alternatively make an orange flavoured icing with 225g icing sugar and 2-3 teapsoons of orange juice.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (103g)|
|Recipe Makes: 24 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 108 (47%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.2g||31 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 197mg||61 %|
|Sodium 3195.4mg||110 %|
|Potassium 89.5mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 23.8g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 23.4g|
|Protein 7g||10 %|
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Calories per serving: 228
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