Monday, 15 August 2011

Lime Curd Muffins

A friend of ours called one morning asking if I wanted to make tart. Apparently, he had lots of limess from his tree. Who would say no to that? He came with a bag of lovely limes so I decided to make mini lime meringue tarts. They are divine and finished within hours but I was left with some lime curd. I made the lime curd muffins the next day. It was another hit! The muffins were delicious and moist with a tangy bite. I didn't think the kids would like them because of the tartness but they couldn't stop eating them. So go ahead and make this especially if you have some lemon curd sitting in the fridge.

lime curd muffin - no toppings

For the lime curd, I used Gary Mehigan's recipe from Masterchef Australia. It is a really easy recipe as you just need to microwave it and the curd is beautifull and really tangy!

Lime Curd Muffins

Makes 12 muffins


1 1/2 cups (220 gr) self raising flour
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cups castor sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
juice of 2 limes
rind of 2 limes, finally grated
1 tsp vanilla essence
lime curds (see below)

  • Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) and place muffin papers in muffin tins or grease muffin tins well with butter.
  • Mix flour and caster sugar.
  • Combine milk, juice, oil, egg and lime rind in a separate bowl and whisk lightly.
  • Pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Spoon batter into muffin tins about 1/3 full, spoon a tablespoon of curd then spoon the muffin butter on top of the curd until about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned on top.
  • Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out.
  • Once cool, spoon a tablespoon of curd on top of the muffin.
  • Enjoy.
lime curd muffin

Lime Curds
Gary Mehigan - Masterchef Australia

Makes approx. 2 cups 
3 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
170g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
125g unsalted butter, cubed
finely grated rind of 2 lime
200ml lemon juice, from about 3 big limes
  • Beat whole eggs, egg yolks and sugar in in a microwave-safe bowl until incorporated. Add butter to the egg mixture.
  • Add grated lime rind and lime juice,stir and place into microwave.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on medium for 1 minute then stir. Repeat 8 times or until the mixture thickens. 
  • Store in sterilized jar in the refrigerator.


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I can totally live off with lime/lemon curd.... my favorite!!! These muffins look gorgeous!!

My Muffin Lab said...

Thank you Nami! You should try this when you have lime/lemon curd.

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