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November 16, 2014

Lemon curd doughnut muffins

The other day I was thinking about this amazing lemon-curd filled doughnut I had from a small-town bakery in New Zealand, so to get my lemon/doughnut combination fix, I gave an old sugar doughnut muffin recipe a lemon curd spin.


For the curd, I used this microwave lemon curd recipe, which turned out really well (and makes a lot of curd). For some reason I'm usually suspicious of cooking with eggs when I'm not scrambling them or baking them into something. Eggs are just really dodgy to me (don't ask).


For the muffins, I used this recipe that I came across years ago, and I've baked several times just as is. I put a tablespoon of muffin batter into each cup, topped it with a teaspoon or so of lemon curd right in the centre, and then covered it up with another tablespoon of batter. (The recipe makes 12, I could only fit 6 onto this tray for presentation purposes).


I thought it would be a good idea to dip the tops into melted lemon curd and then into sugar. It was way too sweet, I'd skip this step next time.

I haven't baked all year but I've been on a baking kick lately. To be honest I don't really enjoy the process - I'm only really in it for the end product, which is why I never really post process photos (my cooking/baking process is extremely unphotogenic). Next up I think I'll give Rachel's 3 step brownies a spin.

46 comments:

  1. Your muffins look so perfect and fresh. If only I could have one now... would be nice with a cup of coffee.

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    1. I always use a cup of coffee or tea as an excuse to eat a baked good haha!

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  2. Oh my!!! This looks and sounds like something I need to try! I never have tried lemon-curd muffins or doughnuts before, and I think this needs to change. I think I'd love this with a big cup of fresh brewed Darjeeling! Omnomnom!!

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    1. These are really good with tea! You haven't tried doughnuts before? :o

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  3. Ohhhh! I never liked lemon-curd but these look delicious. Might give it a try! And that brownie on Rachel's blog... Oh boy. *drools*

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    1. I'm excited to see how the brownie turns out, I think I'll make 'em this weekend!

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  4. Mmm I haven't had lemon curd in ages!

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    1. I never realised lemon curd was something you could buy in stores, I think I'll just do that next time haha.

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  5. looks nice!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  6. wow these look delicious! I have to try this recipe! I am not a huge lemon fan but I'll give it a go! :)
    Ijoanaemma.blogspot.pt

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    1. They're quite lemony so you might be better off making them without the curd :)

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  7. I find it so difficult to take photos of cooking steps haha! I thought it was only me. These turned out great though. I love lemon curd :)

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    1. Haha I have enough on my hands while cooking without taking photos too!

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  8. Yum Yum! These lemon curd muffins looking good!
    And I'm gonna steal that microwave lemon curd
    recipe harrr! c: Xx

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  9. They look good! I'm only in it for the final product too. Sometimes I just look for recipes through Google images to see what would get me the best looking result.

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    1. Haha sadly most of what I bake turns out pretty ugly too!

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  10. They look SO good! I'm more of a fan of the end result than the process of baking itself. Totally worth it though <3 x

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    1. only if my family don't eat it all first haha!

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    1. Thanks! The second batch I made had collapsed tops though haha.

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  12. I am going to have to try and make these. The pictures alone make my mouth water!

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  13. These look very delicious. And yay for the brownies! Let me know if you need any help xx

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  14. MMM these look so good. I wish I had a friend that loved baking all the time, that way I could enjoy treats like this. If I want them, I have to bake them myself! haha.

    rae of love from berlin

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    1. I have a friend who is an amazing baker but I never get to see her! Darn it.

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  15. Yum! Lemon is not my go to but more and more I've been craving it. So tasty and light. I almost never take process food photos either, frankly it looks horrible in the kitchen when I'm cooking and not something people want to see

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    1. I'm generally a chocolate person but at times I want something lemony!

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  16. this made my stomach rumble. looks delicious and i love all things lemon - like lemon meringue pie, lemon tart, lemonade :)

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  17. Lemon muffins are definitely a fave and these look seriously mouth-watering. And you're not alone on the unphotogenic process of it all!

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  18. This is picnic material! I love anything citric-flavoured, really. Can't decide between lemon and lime.

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    1. Would be good for a picnic! Hmm yeah it depends for what!

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  19. Send some over please! I like that the tops look smooth and soft; how long do these muffins last?

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    1. Hmmm I'm not actually sure! I would recommend eating them within 3 days I guess, probably don't want to leave them for too long.

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  20. Oh my god my mouth is watering!! Yum!

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    1. Glad the pictures do them justice haha.

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  21. Wow, these look amazing Jane. I'm so happy to have found your blog...think I'll try this out this weekend!

    xx, Tiffany | www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com

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  22. yummmmm! bring these to uni next year? :D

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