Monday, 1 June 2009

Sweet and simple bakes - Lemon curd muffins

For the first time, I've actually joined in with Sweet and Simple Bakes , instead of just drooling over the pictures and the recipes !!

The idea is simple - each month all members bake the same recipe, chosen by the two lovely ladies behind the site, and we all post our results at the same time. This month the recipe was Lemon Curd Muffins.

First of all, may I point out that actually reading the recipe in full helps??? I made the mistake of stirring the 12 tsps of lemon curd stated into the cake batter *blushes* when it actually said to put a teaspoon in the centre of each cake to give a juicy pocket of curd. Oh well....I did both, lol, and it was of no detriment to the cakes. They were gorgeous !! The lemon curd and sugar topping gave a wonderful crunch and texture to the cakes.

Now I can't wait to see what's next on the list for June !!



  1. I can't wait for the next event too :) Nice job on the muffins.

  2. Hi Clare,

    A warm welcome to S&SB so good to have you baking with us :0) Your muffins turned out great oh and I bet the lemon flavour was gorgeous adding that extra hit of lemon curd. Sometimes when mistakes happen, it turns out to be the best thing ever. We have in England Bakewell Tart which is very well known and that came about by mistake.

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

    Rosie x

  3. The lemon flavour was very pronounced Rosie, lol....but not over the top. When I cut one in half, the lemon curd in the centre looked great - and the muffin was cooked properly all through with no wet bits, so I was a verrrrry happy lady !

    I'm in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - the only cuisine we're famous for is oatcakes !! lol.

  4. Thanks Heather - I love how all our muffins look different - the personal touch really does make a difference. x

  5. Me too, I can't wait for the next challenge.

  6. This was my first time to participate with this group. Such fun, and the muffins were so good.

  7. Hi Clare

    Welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes! Your muffins turned out gorgeous and I bet they tasted even nicer with the extra lemon curd mixed into the batter ;o)

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


  8. Thanks Maria - I'm definitely taking part again, I love the look of this month's cake. x

    Gale and Edith - they're lovely recipes aren't they? Is there an associated diet to help us with the weight we'll probably put on? lol x