Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lemon Muffins with lemon curd center

Lemons are in season & just about every Lemon tree in  Melbourne is bending under the weight of a bumper crop. So I have gotten creative with ways to use them up. Use the  Lemon Curd on ice cream or as the filling for lemon tart.

Lemon Muffin with Lemon Curd Center.

Lemon Muffin Recipe  makes 12
2 cups of SR flour
3/4 cups of sugar
1 cup of low fat yoghurt
2 eggs (60gms)
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon of coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Put the flour, sugar & lemon rind in a bowl, stir to combine.(add coconut now if you like)
In another bowl whisk eggs, yoghurt & oil until smooth.
Stir the wet mixture into dry ingredients until just combined.
Half fill 12 half cup muffin tins with batter, make a small hole in the batter(don’t go to the bottom of the pan) spoon 1 teaspoon of lemon curd into the hole, cover the lemon curd with more batter.

Bake for 20 -25min or until cooked. (can be frozen)

Lemon Curd (makes about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of cornflour
grated rind of 1 lemon
2 egg yolks
60gms butter
Put the water, lemon juice, rind, sugar & cornflour in a small saucepan & whisk until smooth.
Heat the saucepan of ingredients over a medium-high, whisking until it boils, then boil until it thickens it takes about 5 minutes. (it will go from cloudy to sightly clear).
Remove from the stove, whisk in the butter & egg yolks .
Set aside to cool slightly. Keeps in the fridge for a week.


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