Lemon Filled Blueberry Muffins

Those of you who know me probably know I’m a softie when it comes to children.  So in addition to the recipe, I’m going to tell you about the Pink Whisk Challenge that’s dedicated to Save the Children and the Hidden Hunger Campaign. I heard about this from @bakingaddict who has the blog The More Than Occasional Baker.  She got it from @KarenBurnsBooth whose blog is Lavender and Lovage.

Blueberry Muffins with Fresh Blueberries and Filled With Lemon Curd

The challenge was started by Ruth Clemens who is the star of The Pink Whisk as a way for those of us who have plenty to help the children who have little or nothing.  It’s not a big ask, just a recipe that can be added to a recipe e-book.  The book will be sold to raise awareness and funds for the campaign.

How can you join in?  If you blog, feature a recipe on your site just like I’m doing.  The more people that see that we care, the more people who’ll get involved.  If you’re on Twitter you can tweet about it too.  Tweet @thepinkwhisk and @savechildrenuk with a link to your recipe and include the hashtag #nameaday.  Sorry for so many links but it’s only fair to give them credit for all their hard work.

Can you imagine a world with enough food for everyone?  I can.  Can you imagine a world where more than 300 kids no longer die from hunger?  I can.

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Yeah, I know I’m not in the United Kingdom.  I don’t think those hungry kids care and you shouldn’t either.  Let’s get behind this and make a difference.  Who else is going to help those kids if we don’t?

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Okay, moving on to food!

blueberry muffin stuffed with home made lemon curd

Last week I saw two posts on making lemon curd and how good it was.  I got up this morning determined to make some applesauce for a tart I’m planning to make and then thought, “while I’m in the kitchen, maybe I should try that lemon curd.”  OMG, it was SO good.  Not only was it good, it was really simple.  I haven’t made lemon curd for years but I’ve bought a lot. Never again!

I got the homemade lemon curd recipe from recipe from Cafe Terra Blog – how could I go wrong if so many said it was good?  Oh it was good.  It’s one of those recipes you make and you taste and then take a big spoonful and run upstairs to the husband and shove it at his face and say, “Taste this!”   He opens his mouth as a good husband does and says, “yes, that’s really good, dear.”  I expected a bit more enthusiasm but he’s been working horrendous hours lately so he was forgiven.

blueberry muffins

I went back downstairs and put the jars of golden goodness in the fridge and thought what to do with it (other than sitting outside with a jar and a spoon).  I was making green curry chicken for dinner and thought, that sounds perfect for lemon meringue tarts. (okay, it was a stretch but I was going to use that lemon curd!)  The tarts were really good.  The meringue was soft and the filling was tarty sweet and delicious.  …and creamy, I forgot creamy.  The texture is lovely.

blueberry muffins filled with lemon butter

Later I was talking with Terra on Twitter to thank her for the best recipe and it came to me as we were chatting what I could do with the rest of the lemon curd.  Muffins!  – blueberry style with a filling of lemon curd and topped with lemon sugar.  You will love these muffins!  Hopefully Terra will see this and add her recipe for lemon curd to the challenge.

blueberry muffin all gone

You don’t have to use my recipe – honestly, if you have a favorite blueberry muffin that you drool over, use that, but make the lemon curd and top the muffins with the lemon sugar.

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Lemon Filled Blueberry Muffins
 
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A blueberry muffin with a lemony surprise in the middle!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 360 grams plain flour
  • 370 grams caster (fine) sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarb soda
  • 375 ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70 grams unsalted butter melted
  • 1 to 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • zest of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F (180C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Mix ¼ cup sugar with the lemon zest and set aside for the topping.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt, bicarb soda and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together well.
  5. Add blueberries to dry ingredients and mix to coat with flour.
  6. Melt butter and combine with wet ingredients
  7. Fold liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Gently. Do not overmix.
  8. Fill muffin cups ¾ full and sprinkle lemon sugar on top
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. (you know your oven)
  10. When cool, cut a circular bit of muffin from the top and place a teaspoon of lemon curd in the hole and place the cut portion back on top.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am drooling all over myself after looking at those pictures of lemon filled Blueberry Muffins. Blueberries and lemon are a fantastic match. Makes my tatste buds tingle. Another terrific recipe Maureen. Kudos!

    There are not enough stars on your rate a recipe. This recipe deserves 20stars!

  2. says

    I agree with Lorraine – I never saw lemon curd that’s “in” the muffins! I would put it on and bite it but filling in is such a cute and neat way to eat it. Love that lemon curd is peeking from the muffins. =)

  3. says

    This is a great cause and I am glad you posted to call attention to the sitatution. Not many people realize had bad it has become, especially with the way the economy has been going.
    This muffin recipe is very creative. You never see any filled muffins and the choice of filling is spot on. Delicious post!

  4. says

    Sweetie these are contest winning blueberry muffins for sure I have never seen such a brillant idea to fill them honestly drooling over here I love blueberry this has my vote!

  5. says

    Love, love, love these lemon curd filled muffins! Lemon curd has been on my list to make for awhile now. You’ve just twisted my arm far enough so that I MUST make some ASAP! Love The Pink Whisk Challenge-heading over there right now!

  6. says

    What a lovely recipe! Your blog is very well made and very professional looking.
    I could murder these muffins with a hot cup of tea now! Nice to share recipes, I am a happy follower now!

  7. says

    I am awed at what this food blogging community does. Really amazing people who love a cause (and a reason to bake!) I adore blueberry and lemon, and how smart to make a muffin. I would love these at a an Easter brunch!

  8. says

    Mmmm… I lvoe lemon curd, now I just have to convert my boyfriend to it so I can bake this for him! Love the addition of blueberries too. Save the Children is a great cause and I’ve got friends in the society at university who help with this cause. Good effort!

  9. says

    Such a great combination, I love blueberries and I love lemon curd so can’t go wrong! Great idea to stuff them with the curd mmm!

  10. says

    I am so glad both you and Terra like the lemon curd recipe. It is an absolute favorite of mine! I love that you paired it with the blueberry muffins..nom! Great recipe!!

  11. says

    I am so sorry for my delay responding, finally catching up! OH MY WORD they look WAY too delicious!!! I am hungry for muffins this weekend, maybe these need to be made in my kitchen:-) Thank you so much for the shout out! Sending love and hugs your way, Terra

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