Recipe by Wasteoftym
Found this on a blog that was running a contest for cupcakes and muffins. This was one lady's creation. The title alone caught my eye...or should I say tastebuds!
- 150 g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium egg
- 40 g caster sugar
- 110 ml milk
- 50 g butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 lime
- 80 g white chocolate, chopped roughly
- 1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
Directions See How It's Made
- Grate the zest of the lime and set aside.
- Cut the outer pith from the lime and then carefully slide the knife under one membrane and gently remove a segment of lime flesh.
- Continue until all lime flesh has been extracted into a bowl for later use.
- NB. This isn't as hard as it sounds as the lime membranes are quite fibrous. Alternatively you could just squeeze the limes and use the juice.
- Now sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, mix together the egg, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla.
- Return the dry ingredients to the sifter and sift again over the egg mixture (Delia says this double sifting is essential, and hey, Delia always knows best!).
- Quickly fold the flour into the egg mixture, taking no more than 15 seconds, as over-mixing will prevent them rising.
- Add the lime zest, lime flesh, white chocolate and coconut (or whatever variation you prefer), combining with minimum stirring.
- Spoon into muffin trays and bake at 200C on a high shelf.
- Large muffins should take 30 minutes, smaller mini-muffins only about 20 minutes.
- Makes 6 large muffins or 20 mini-muffins.