Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Lemon Curd Muffins with Scarlett & Mustard

I love discovering new companies, particularly ones who make delicious food! Scarlett & Mustard is a small award winning company based in Suffolk making dressings, condiments, oils and curds. They use the freshest ingredients and their products contain no additives, colourings or flavourings.

I recently received a lovely parcel containing jars of Scarlett & Mustard Lemon and Orange curds. Straight away I toasted some crumpets and slathered them in curd (so good!) for the whole family. Even little Barney got in on the curd action.

I also decided to bake some Lemon Curd Muffins for snacks. My boys(and husband) have hollow legs so having a supply of snacks is essential and these muffins didn't hang around for long. This recipe made 8 large muffins.

250g plain flour
3tsp baking powder
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
175ml milk
75ml vegetable oil
150g lemon curd

Preheat the oven to 200°C and prepare your muffin tray with paper cases.In a large mixing bowl mix your dry ingredients together and then add the milk, oil and egg. Combine them together and until the dry ingredients are wet, don't overmix, the batter should be lumpy for muffins even if it doesn't look that pretty! 
Fill your muffin cases around 2/3 of the way, add a helping of lemon curd and cover with a little more batter. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes before turning the oven down slightly (180°C) and bake for another 10 minutes until cooked through. These are lovely still warm from the oven. 

Scarlett & Mustard have some amazing productsin their range, I have my eye on the Rhubarb and Vanilla curd (Yorkshire is the home of rhubarb after all!) and garlic oil which I think would be amazing with pasta. These products are crying out to be included in Christmas hampers and Scarlett & Mustard also have their own foodie gift sets for Christmas.

**We received these samples for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own**

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