Lemon muffins

    30 min

    Lemon zest adds loads of fresh citrus flavour to this basic muffin.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 100g sugar
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 180ml milk
    • 80ml vegetable oil
    • 1 egg

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with paper cases.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil and egg; blend well. Add dry ingredients all at once; fold together just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy - don't overmix.)
    3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean. Cool 1 minute before removing muffins from tin. Serve warm.

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    Something else. I added half a teaspoon of lemon curd... a layer of muffin batter in the case then the lemon curd and then more muffin batter....'lush' Then bake as before  -  20 Mar 2011


    Used different ingredients. I didn't have a proper grater to grate the zest, so I gave up and only had about 1 teaspoon of zest instead of 1 tbsp. BUT to compensate I squeezed the juice of two lemons into a measuring jug, then topped off with milk to reach 180ml. The result? Perfect muffins with just the right amount of lemon flavour (they were quite lemony, which is what I wanted). I also used olive oil, as I do in most all my baking. Fab recipe!  -  11 Feb 2010


    The easiest and most foolproof recipe ever!!!! Try adding white choc chunks for an extra added bonus  -  06 Nov 2011