Friday, 20 September 2013

how to make lemon curd marble muffins

Today's Blogtember prompt is: React to this term: comfort

These muffins are my idea of comfort food. They are gorgeous to eat on a cold, autumnal day by a roaring fire. Brilliant too if I fancy baking something tasty and delicious but I don't have a lot of time. As they should be eaten while they are still warm, it's a great excuse to have more than one!

This recipe makes about 12

225g plain flour
2 tsps baking powder
100g caster sugar
a good pinch of sea salt
125ml milk
1 medium egg
125g plain yoghurt
75g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
150g lemon curd

 First, place muffin cases in a muffin tray. Then in a bowl, put the flour, caster sugar, salt and baking powder and mix together lightly.

 Stir together the milk, melted butter, yoghurt and egg in a jug. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix lightly. 

Put six or seven dollops of lemon curd in and quickly 'marble.' A couple of light stirs will do.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake in a pre-heated oven 180C/Gas Mark 4 for about thirty minutes. Leave to cool and eat while slightly warm.


I used a recipe from the River Cottage Everyday cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Enjoy. Have a lovely weekend.


  1. These sound so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. They are delicious Kelsea, you will love them :-)

  2. OMG!!!!! this recipe looks super delicious, and hubby is on diet so I have to wait to prepare it...
    thanks for share

    1. Thanks Diana, they are really yummy! I'm trying to cut down too but I couldn't resist these muffins! :-)

  3. These look amazing. I wish I was a baker. Maybe one of these days. I have so many lovely treats I would like ot make.

    1. Thanks so much Kayleigh. I love baking, I use it as a way of relaxing :-)

  4. Definitely one recipe to give to my daughters!! ;o) xx

    1. They are so tasty that it's impossible just to have one! :-) xx

  5. You won't believe this but I was sitting here reading blogs and trying to think of a nice recipe for buns for my Boden party on Thursday - THIS IS IT!! Thank you SO much! I made lemon curd last month and we've not touched it as I'm not sure what to use it for other than on croissants or toast. So perfect - I am making these now....Ax

    1. Oooh, you made lemon curd! Yummy! I love it! I'm so glad the muffin recipe is what you were after. Hope you enjoy them :-)