1.14.2011

blackberry-lime muffins.


It's highly unusual for me to post two recipes in a row (although trail mix shouldn't even count as a recipe), but I had to share this recipe for blackberry-lime muffins while it was still fresh in my mind. There was no special reason I made this--limes and blackberries were both on sale at my grocery store, and after browsing tasty kitchen, I knew I had to make it. One thing that I learned while making this yesterday: fruit zest rubbed into sugar is the most fragrant smell to ever come out of the kitchen. Until I make the next thing of course. :)

Get these ingredients together:
  • 1-½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 2 whole limes, zested
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¼ cups canola oil
  • ⅓ cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
Then do these steps:

01. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 9 paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

02. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.

03. In a small bowl, add the sugar and lime zest. Rub sugar and zest together until fragrant (a.k.a the best step ever). Add sugar and zest to the flour mixture. Whisk ingredients together.

04. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, mix egg, canola oil, buttermilk, lime juice, and vanilla extract together.

05. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture. Slowly stir together, the batter will be thick. Don’t over mix. Gently fold in the blackberries. Stir carefully or you will have purple muffins.

06. Fill 9 muffin cups with the batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar (which I didn't have, so I just skipped that step--they don't need it, but I'm sure it would taste delicious).

07. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let muffins cool on a cooking rack.



Then, get out your feistaware saucer, brew a cup of tea, and your current read. Snuggle up next to your purring kitty and settle into a pleasant afternoon.

 Happy Weekending my dear friends!

recipe created by: two peas and their pod.

5 comments:

the southern hostess said...

Yum! These sound and look lovely.

Jamie said...

These sound AMAZING!!!!

Cassie said...

Umm these look super yummy and would be perfect right about now sitting here by the fire.

Cooking is always nice when done for no other reason than you fancy doing so.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.
xx

Jenny said...

Yum these look so good!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh YUM! I'm totally going to try these!

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