Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lemon Curd Muffins

Yes, they are as wonderful as they look! We have some lemon lovin' people in our family, so I used my favorite muffin recipe, added some lemon curd to the middle and tops and they are now the favorites! I must admit I had to bend a homemade rule and bought the lemon curd in a jar. These only take a few minutes to put together but they will disappear rather quickly!
Ingredients:
2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 c butter, melted (I let it cool for about 10 minutes)
3/4 c milk or half-n-half
1 tsp vanilla extract
fresh lemon juice from 1/2 lemon, squeezed
1/2 jar lemon curd
Directions:
  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add eggs, butter and milk. Stir with a spatula or I use a wooden spoon. 
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice. You don't need to use an electric mixer so stir together with your wooden spoon.
  • I use a muffin-cupcake baking pan and paper liners and fill them about 1/2 full (using a cookie dough scoop).
  • Add about a teaspoon of lemon curd to each individual muffin in the middle of the batter.

  • Using your cookie scoop, place another scoop of batter over the lemon curd. Your muffins will be about 3/4 full, fairly close to the top. This makes 12 muffins.
 
  •  Place in preheated 350F oven and bake for about 22 minutes, depending on your oven it might be a couple of minutes longer or shorter time.
  • When the muffins are baked, place them on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes.
  • Melt about 1/4 c lemon curd in a glass measuring cup.
  • Pour about 1/4 c sugar in a dish.
  • Remove the muffins from the pan and dip the muffin top into the warm lemon curd then dip the top into the sugar for a light dusting.

Don't they look simply beautiful? Now, be prepared for them to disappear! Enjoy!

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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