Monday, June 1, 2009

Lemon Curd Muffins


Sigh. I have a feeling that the bakes from Sweet and Simple Bakes is going to make me gain 10 pounds!

I think this has got to be one of my most favorite bakes so far. Not only were we to make muffins with a to-die-for lemon curd filling, I also got to make my own lemon curd. And I must say, the lemon curd was just... UNBELIEVABLE!! I couldn't stop tasting it and was seriously considering making a second batch!

Lemon Curd
(recipe from S & SB)

55 g/ 22 oz Butter
8 oz Sugar
2 Lemons
2 Eggs, lightly beaten

Grate the rinds of the lemon and squeeze out the juice.

Set up a double boiler with a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add the butter and sugar to the glass bowl. Keep stirring until the butter is melted.

Add the rind and the juice and continue stirring for a minute. Now stir in the eggs and stir constantly for 30 minutes, until a spoon drawn through the lemon curd lets you see the bottom of the glass bowl.

Pour into a sterilized jar. It will keep up to a month (sadly I don't have any left!).

Now onto the luscious muffins :)


Lemon Curd Muffins
(Recipe from S & SB)

7 oz Self-Raising Flour
3 1/2 oz Golden Caster Sugar (I used regular caster sugar)
1 large Egg
3 fl oz Oil
5 fl oz Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 tsp Lemon Curd

For the Glaze/ Coating:
4 tbsp Lemon Curd
2 oz Caster Sugar

Preheat the oven to 190 deg C.

For the muffins, mix together all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar) in one bowl and the wet ingredients (except the lemon curd) in another. Slowly add the wet to the dry ingredients until combined.

Line a muffin pan. Put a teaspoon of the batter into the lined muffin pan. Top with one teaspoon of lemon curd. Now add the rest of the batter.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

While it is baking, melt the lemon curd for the glaze over the stove top or in the microwave. Spread on the muffins when they come out of the oven and sprinkle with the caster sugar.

Oh goodness they were so delicious!!! And the inside was gooey and just perfect - a lovely combination of tart and sweet!


Thanks, Maria and Rosie for another amazing bake! And for sharing your treasured recipes with us!

32 comments:

Lavanya said...

Awesome Pic!

natalia said...

You are right ! We'll have to develop a diet group !!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

oh for sure gaining 10 pounds will be easy shedding them will be difficult!!! looks very yummy and soft!!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

awesome!! those muffins look perfect.

Lavanya said...

perfect pic and perfect muffin..looks amazing :)

Superchef said...

they really look all nice and moist!! awesome!

Suparna said...

sounds different from the regular muffins, looks like a dream with the soft outside and glossy core :)nice pics.

Raaga said...

I love these :-) send some over please :)

Monika said...

wow sounds very interesting will try it out soon

Heatherfeather said...

I think your muffin looks so pretty on the green background. Nice job :) This was a fun event.

Clare said...

Weren't these amazing? Your muffins look wonderful....much tidier than mine, lol.

homecooked said...

Perfect muffin! These look so beautiful! Perfect to give as gifts...they are that pretty :)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your muffins look perfect and such wonderful photos - I agree this was a great bake :0)

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

Rosie x

Parita said...

Wow these are delicious..perfectly baked and so moist..love the gorgeous clicks!!

Sreelu said...

hmmmmmmm mouth watering, lovely recipe. bookmarked I would like to try it one day

edith said...

Your muffins looks good.

Gale Reeves said...

The thick topping on your muffins look sooooo goood!!!

DEESHA said...

Girl, you seem to be on a baking spree .. lovely muffins

Maria♥ said...

Amazing muffins and pics!

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

Maria
x

Madhuram said...

Cute muffins Arundathi.

Actually I came here looking for your idli milagai podi (with garlic) recipe. I did not bookmark it. Now how do I find it without Search option or Recipe Index? I was so eager to prepare it today to have it with Idlis.

Divya Vikram said...

I love the tanginess of lemon curd. I should try this!

Aparna said...

These look gorgeous, Arundathi. The texture is so nice, they look more like cupcakes than muffins.

I heard you were away on a vacation. Are you back? Btw, did you finally come to Goa?

Pari said...

Hi! Will surely try these. I am a new blogger and I have been enjoying reading ur posts . Will love to keep in touch.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is perfect for my coffee

meeso said...

Goodness, I'm glad I stopped by... these look too delicious!

Arundathi said...


Thanks everyone!!

Aparna - Just got back today. Nope - didn't make it to Goa - hopefully soon!

Cheri said...

Mmm.. these muffins sound so delicious! I am smacking my lips. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Yeah.. my blog doesn't automatically have the RSS feature for some reason but if you click on the navigation bar at the top of the page there is a subscribe to my feed button and there you can get the RSS. Hope that helps! :)

Arundathi said...


Cheri - Thanks so much for that - I found the RSS feed, Thanks! :)

anubhavati said...

Hi Arundathi,

I loved your lemon muffins....but i loved the lovely little green tray on which you have placed them....Such lovely green with little prints in yellow green....So lemony and citrusy...

Arundathi said...


Anubhavati - That was totally by coincidence, but thanks a lot. Just wanted a contrasting color for the lovely pale yellow muffins.

briji said...

awesome!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.