Sunday, 11 September 2011

Recipes - Lemon Meringue Muffins

Making pastry is not one of my favourite things to do and making muffins is so easy, hence, lemon meringue muffins.

quantity sweet muffin mix
2 lemons, zested

Lemon Curd
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbs plain flour
2 tbs corn flour
1 cup boiling water
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
20g butter
1 lemon, zested

3 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar

To make lemon curd;

Step 1 - Add flours, lemon juice and sugar to a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until combined.
Step 2 - Add boiling water and stir constantly until curd thickens.  
Step 3 - Add remaining ingredients, mix well and set aside to cool slightly.

Following the basic muffin mix recipe;

Step 3 - Add lemon zest with wet ingredients. 
Step 4 - 1/2 fill muffin holes with muffin mixture.  Top with lemon curd so holes are 3/4 full. Bake for 18 minutes. Set pan aside and allow muffins to cool slightly.
Step 5 - To make meringue, beat egg whites in a very clean glass bowl until firm peaks form.  Add sugar, one table spoon at a time, beating well after each addition.
Step 6 - Spoon meringue mixture over muffins and return tray to oven  for 8 minutes, or until meringue is golden.
Step 7 - Cool muffins in tray.  To remove, gently run a butter knife around edges and carefully lift out of pan. 

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