Monday, June 1, 2009

Lemon Curd Muffins - Sweet & Simple Bakes Monthly Baking Event

Lemon curd muffins, a delicious muffins quite simple, easy and delicious bakes was this month's bakes,been choosed by Maria and Rosie of Sweet And Simple Bakes..My family members dont like that much the citrus flavour in any bakes and this lemon curd muffins was quite a challenge for me to bake....This muffins is very simple, easy and very delicious...I prepared myself the lemon curd at home, since its not that much easy to find out the lemon curd here...Maria also gave the recipe of lemon curd and i followed her lemon curd by step by step, its hardly need few minutes to prepare too...I enjoyed making out my lemon curd also my muffins at home...


200g/7oz self-raising flour
100g/3 ½ oz golden caster sugar
1 large egg
75ml/3fl oz sunflower oil
150ml/5fl oz milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
60ml/12 tsp lemon curd

For the sugar coating:
60ml/4 tbsp lemon curd
50g/2oz golden caster sugar

Heat the oven to 190oC/375oF/gas 5. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Sieve the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar. In a large jug mix together the egg, sunflower oil, milk and vanilla extract using a fork. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently together until just combined. Put a teaspoon of mixture in the base of each paper case. Top with 1 tsp lemon curd. Top with the rest of the muffin mixture.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and firm.

For the sugar coating, microwave the lemon curd on high for 1 minute until melted. Put the sugar into a shallow bowl. Brush on top of each muffin and dip the tops of each one in sugar to coat the tops.


Put a large bowl over a pan of water. Put this on the heat, and once the water has come to the boil put 55g (2oz) of unsalted butter and 225g (8oz) of sugar into the bowl.
Meanwhile, grate the rind of two lemons and squeeze their juice into another bowl. Once the butter has fully melted, add the rind and juice to your large bowl over the pan. Finally, beat two eggs and pour them into the mixture.

Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. Keep it moving slowly all the time so that it coats the edges of the bowl. This will allow it to start cooking on the hot glass. Over the next 20 to 30 minutes it will thicken and you may start to see some white parts forming in the otherwise yellow mixture. This is perfectly normal. Eventually you will see that the mix has become considerably thicker and you will be able to draw the spoon through it and see the bottom of the bowl. Once you have reached this stage it is ready to be poured into the jar.
Remove the pan from the heat and very carefully ladle the hot mixture into a sterilised jar using a funnel if necessary to help you get it in, without it running down the sides.

Seal the jar so that it is airtight and store the curd in the fridge. It should keep for around a month.

33 comments:

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Oh..they are so moist n delicious dear..:)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Muffins,never tasted lemon curd muffins..

Nithya Praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Never thot abt Lemon curd muffins..sounds interesting!

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

never tried or tasted lemon curd muffins..im sure sure it was tasty

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Lemon curd muffins looks so moist spongy and delicious Priya!

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

They are looking so good and tempting.. send me 1

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very soft and fluffy!!! Moist muffins they will melt off in the mouth I guess!!!

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my these look absolutely delicious..love the flavors:)

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Love the lemony flavour of these muffins.

Sweta said... Reply To This Comment

That's a neat dish-never tried lemon curd muffins before!!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely sweet muffins! Never tasted lemon curd muffins....Neat explanation of Lemon curd:)

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Priya...I love lemon curd...baking with citrus flavors is very yummy! I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy and soft! Delicious!!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

I have never these before...they look so moist and scrumptious dear :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried such muffins..I am sure they taste superb..Will surely make it

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

yours have come out so good..missed the ssb event this time too..

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! very moist and yummy :)

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

im not usually a fan of lemon in my desserts, especially baked ones. But this one does look delicious!

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

That Looks super yummy....Lemon curd seems quite interesting priya..

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy muffins Priya..wonder how the curd and lemon combo taste...

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

lemon curd muffins seems to be the 'in' thing now it's everywhere wow u've got them just perfect :)

Preeti Singh said... Reply To This Comment

Imagining its taste Priya...looks very tempting...never heard about this flavor .....

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.....love the flavour of lemon in muffins...looks yum....

♥Rosie♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Your muffins look wonderful, you've done a great job :0)

Many thanks for partaking this month - we hope you will join us once again in our next bake @ S&SB

Rosie x

Heatherfeather said... Reply To This Comment

Your muffins turned out very nice and I really like your blog :)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so spongy and yummy.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,I am yet to try lemon curd.the muffins are looking great

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya they looks so moist and must be very yummy with that lemon flavor yum yum

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

They have come out great,looks awesome...I too wanted to participate, but I've just decided to stay off cakes for a while.

edith said... Reply To This Comment

This two combinations is really good.

Gale Reeves said... Reply To This Comment

Fun to bake with international bakers!

Maria♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, your muffins turned out gorgeous!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.

Maria
x

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Loved these flavorful lemon curd muffins Priya :-)