Monday, 20 August 2012

Lemon Drizzle Muffins

Yes, I did it. :)  I baked 8 Lemon Drizzle Muffins, 8 Mixed Berry Muffins, 8 Double-Chocolate & Banana Muffins and 24 Oat & Fruit Cookies in 2 hours including washing up this morning.  Phew... 
I was preparing for a coffee break party for friends this afternoon. Muffins should be eaten on the day baked, ideally, so I decided to bake them all in the morning of the event. It was fun. :)  
I added some pieces of chocolate to my Banana and Cocoa Muffins to make them more chocolatey. 
Here is my new recipe for Lemon drizzle muffins. I put lemon curd in the middle of each muffin to make them even more lemony. :) 


  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 150g Sugar
  • 2  tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼  tsp Salt
  • 100ml Milk 
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 50ml Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon curd for each muffin
  • Lemon syrup ( Juice of one lemon + 1 Tbsp Sugar)   


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and add paper cases to a muffin tray.
  2. Measure out flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix the dried ingredients well.
  3. Measure milk and oil in a large measuring jug. Add egg, lemon juice and vanilla, then whisk well.
  4. Add the wet mixture (3) into the dry mixture (2).  Stir until just combined (mixture will be lumpy).        Do NOT over mix!
  5. Add the mixture up to halfway in each muffin case, then drop 1 tsp of lemon curd into the centre of each muffin. Gently top up the muffin mixture to cover the lemon curd.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.   
  7. Make 6 holes in each muffin with a fine skewer.
  8. Make a syrup with lemon juice and sugar and pour over the muffins.