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raspberry & lemon muffins with zesty sugar top

Recipe by
Racquel Sweeney

These muffins are light and not too sweet.. I love the taste that the lemon gives it , along side the raspberries sweet and a little tangy.... just a nice combination for spring light and fresh... and a zesty crumbled sugar top ...two words as my boys would say ...yummy mummy !!!LOL...enjoy folks ..

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For raspberry & lemon muffins with zesty sugar top

  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    120ml caster sugar
  • 1 c
    240ml butter milk (tip: if you have no butter milk . just mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup of milk)
  • 1/3 c
    80ml canola oil or sunflower oil
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    200g all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1-1/2 c
    fresh or frozen raspberriers (i used frozen)
  • 1 tsp
    castersugar mixed into the tablespoon of lemon sugar you already have set aside
  • 1 Tbsp
    heated honey (makes easy work to spread over top of muffins)

How To Make raspberry & lemon muffins with zesty sugar top

  • 1
    Pre-heat your oven to 180c/350f ..Coat 12 patty tray with either cooking spray or line with muffin cases .
  • 2
    Grate or with a vegetable peeler remove the zest of the lemon. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor ,pulse until the zest and sugar have combined.. Take out about 1 tablespoon of this mixture and set a side for decoration .
  • 3
    Add to that butter milk , oil, egg, and vanilla and pulse until blended..
  • 4
    shift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add to that the butter milk mixture , fold into flour with a specular until blended. Then gently fold in the (frozen) raspberries..
  • 5
    Divide the batter with an ice-cream scoop among the muffin cups .Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden , 20 to 25 minutes . Let cool in the patty tray for 5 minutes or so , before placing them on to a wire rack .
  • 6
    Finish them of with a brushing of heated honey on top and a sparkle of crumbed lemon zest finely grounded sugar. For that delicate hint of sweet lemon on top of your muffin..