Monday 1 June 2009

Lemon Curd Muffins - Sweet and Simple Bakes

Yep, it's the first of the month again, and that means it's time for the Sweet and Simple Bakes monthly recipe!!! (Although I have to admit that having made these a while ago, because they sounded so delicious, I subsequently forgot all about posting them until the last moment - d'oh!).

The Sweet and Simple bakes blog can be found here, along with all the rules and guidelines if you want to take part, and the recipe for this month's bake can be found here.

These really were simple to make, as the name of the challenge suggests. I'm not going to reproduce the recipe here, but recommend you check out the blog for the recipe. You can see an 'in process' picture above with the lemon curd in the half filled cases. Yum, lemon curd!!! It was hard to resist transferring the lemon curd straight to my mouth with the spoon, although I did take the lazy route and buy rather than make my curd. Homemade lemon curd would be even nicer.

These went down really well with colleagues, disappearing pretty quickly!!! They were very light, and the gooey centre provided a really yummy contrast with a good citrus kick. The topping was good too - another texture with a lemony crunch that topped off the muffin perfectly. Thanks for another great recipe Rosie and Maria.

Any suggestions for my leftover lemon curd, other than on bread with butter???


Anonymous said...

I've not tried this myself yet but this caught my eye and is on my ever growing 'to do' list. Looks like a nice light summer dessert if mousse is your kind of thing.

Creamy Lemon Curd Mousse

Anonymous said...

Oh, and how rude of me!

Your cupcakes look great, the topping looks finger lickin' good :)

natalia said...

ciao ! Great looking muffins !! It's hard to resist lemon curd !!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Those muffins look wonderful C :0) I will be baking these again, my family loved them.

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

Rosie x

Heatherfeather said...

I use lemon curd to top toast, crumpets, scones, as a cookie sandwich filling, as a cake filling. You can also melt it and brush it over fruit tarts as a glaze. It is a bit sweet for savory dishes, unfortunately, despite the tang.

Sarah E. Hoffman said...

idk - perhaps it would work as a glaze/marinade for tofu - especially if you cut it with something?

Gale Reeves said...

I can taste the muffins looking at your pictures. What a fun bake!

Maria♥ said...

Hi Caroline

Your muffins turned out gorgeous!

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


Sophie said...

Cupcakes with a gooey center are such a treat. For the remaining lemon curd, I suggest making bars, with a cookie crust :).

The Caked Crusader said...

They look like they're glowing with happiness!

Maggie said...

Those muffins look lovely and summery. I think I will have to make this recipe.


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