Making pastry is not one of my favourite things to do and making muffins is so easy, hence, lemon meringue muffins.
1 quantity sweet muffin mix
2 lemons, zested
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
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.