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Raspberry and Lime Muffins

Raspberry and Lime Muffins

It had been a long time since I last made muffins and I had been seeing some nice ones around the food blogging sphere. Elle from Elle's New England Kitchen recently made some blueberry and lemon and raspberry and lime muffins that caught my attention. Although blueberry and lemon is one of my favorite combinations for muffins it was the raspberry and lime ones that I was most interested in. I had not tried the raspberry and lime combo and it sounded like another good one. The locally grown raspberries had been looking good lately and it was time to try the muffins. The raspberry and lime muffins turned out good! The were nice and light and moist and the pockets of raspberries in the middle were wonderful. I really liked the raspberry and lime flavour combination. With all of the fresh berries around I am looking forward to making more muffins.

When making a blueberry and lemon coffeecake I like to pour sweetened lemon juice over the coffeecake followed by some sugar after it is done baking. I then pop it under the broiler until the sugar bubbles. This infuses the coffeecake with more moist lemony goodness and the melted sugar forms a crispy layer on top which is really nice. I used the same method with lime juice for these raspberry and lime muffins. Unfortunately it did not work out as well as I had hoped with the muffins. The muffins were starting to look too dark before all of the sugar on the top had melted and I had to pull them out of the oven. Oh well, the partially melted sugar topping was still really good. Next time I will have to pull the muffins out of the oven a little earlier before adding the topping.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
1/2 cup icing sugar
3 tablespoons sugar

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
3. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and lime zest.
4. Mix in the milk.
5. Mix in the dry ingredients.
6. Gently fold in the raspberries.
7. Spoon the mixture in to a greased muffin pan.
8. Bake in a preheated 375F oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.
9. Mix the lime juice and zest with the icing sugar and pour over the muffins.
10. Sprinkle the muffins with the sugar.
11. Broil the muffins until the sugar on top bubbles, about 2 minutes. Be careful and watch them to make sure that they do not burn.

Raspberry and Lime Muffins

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72 comments:

Manggy said...

Ah, too bad the topping didn't work exactly as planned, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they look totally delicious! I find myself drawn to anything with raspberries in it :)

angelica said...

I love raspberries in muffins, and lime is always a favourite with me! I'll have to try them!

Zita said...

Aww...so pretty :)

Debbie said...

They look very good. The lime is interesting. I will have to try that next time. Thanks for the tip regarding the blueberry lemon coffee cake. I plan on making one of those soon.

VeggieGirl said...

I've never baked with limes before - how sad is that?!?!?! Thank you for reminding me how much I NEED to do so!! Those muffins sound heavenly.

HoneyB said...

I've said it before and will say it again .... I love berries! The muffins look yummy!

The DeL Sisters said...

Um! Lime and raspberries! Sounds really good!

Hannah

OhioMom said...

Lovely! I love lime with fruit also.

Alexa said...

These muffins must taste incredible. I love the combination of flavors and the texture on those pictures looks perfect.

Esi said...

These look great. Loving the berry muffins right now. That combination of flavors sounds good!

noble pig said...

This is actually a combo I never considered, it sounds great and looks even better.

My Wok Life said...

Whoa! Your muffin looks alluring, too! I will give it a try.. Thanks for sharing..

Daziano said...

Yummy... I have a similar recipe but using ricotta cheese, which gives a nice texture to it.

Dhi said...

Wow, these muffin shots can definitely be a perfect entry for Foodie Photo Contest. The theme is RED and WHITE

Have a look here for more details:
http://cookingetcetera.com/2008/07/07/red-white-foodie-photo-contest/

There're some prizes for the lucky winners as well ;-)

PS: will be coming here more often, luv your recipes :D

Sue said...

Great pictures and what a lovely recipe Kevin.

Sweet Bird said...

those look sooo good

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Now that is a great combo and your photo just explodes off the screen - what a great summer combo!!

Jan said...

A great combo - Raspberry and lime - YUMMMO!! They look really nice.
I've never made muffins. After seeing these I will have to give them a go.

Jeanine said...

Those look delicious! Sounds like a wonderful flavour combination. I like that topping idea for coffee cakes, I'll have to remember that one!

Darius T. Williams said...

Hey - what's up my brother from another mother!!! This looks good - but you know what would have been better?!? A lime raspberry cream cheese frosting on top, of course! Great job w/this though.

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

kimberleyblue said...

Sounds like a perfect combo of flavours - really refreshing and summery. Gotta try these!

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet said...

I really like the idea of infusing the baked good with some lime based simple syrup to amp up the lime presence. Every time I experiment with using lime flavor in baked goods I wind up either with something much too tart or with something where the lime is just...wimpy. I think your syrup idea might be a good fix for that.

Lina said...

what a great combination! that looks wonderful!

Bridgett said...

These look completely delicious!

Helene said...

Looks so darn good Kevin.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I can't really tell that the topping didn't turn out as expected! The muffins still look fantastic! Yum!

sourpuss said...

I've been stopping by here regularly for months now and everything you make looks so tasty. If I weren't so lazy, I'm sure this blog would have motivated me try some of your recipes. I think I have a solution, though. You should open up a drive-thru window at your place. I'd be a regular customer!

noobcook said...

They look really lovely, what a unique but plesant combo ... wish i can sink my teeth into them, hee

Adam said...

Beautiful pic with the melted butter. They look great.

cakebrain said...

Yum! I'm liking the look of those muffin innards! The slash of red is so appetizing!

cindy* said...

love raspberry and lime together!
have you tried a kitchen torch for the top instead of the broiler? maybe that would work? beautiful as always kevin!

Beachlover said...

your muffin look good!! I must try raspberries in muffin or cupcake now since it's berries season!!want to grab one right now on my screen!!

Marie said...

Those look yummo Kevin! I must get me some of them!

The Konosur said...

Looks super yummy! I'm definitely nicking this for the next time I make muffins -- which will be over the weekend.

homecooked said...

Wow...these look great! The combination of raspberry and lime sounds wonderful.

Dee said...

You know, I couldn't tell you had a problem with the topping Kevin. Looks amazing as usual! I especially like the combination of raspberries and lime. A must try for sure.

canarygirl said...

Gawd, YUM!

Elly said...

Raspberry and lime is a favorite combo of mine. I was eyeing these on Elle's site, too. Yours look great. Sorry the topping didn't work out just as planned but they still look--and no doubt taste--amazing.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

The muffins looks so delicious and moist, almost as if there was a piece of white chocolate hidden in there somewhere....

Jenny said...

Those are such pretty muffins Kevin! The combo sounds perfect!

Jeanne said...

OMG Kevin you're killing us here! Just look at those blood red raspberries - too gorgeous. And I love the idea of adding lime. Inspired :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I dreamed about raspberries tonight. I was holding a big bag of beautiful fresh ones and was very disapointed when I woke up to find out I didn't have them... I wish I did to make these beautiful muffins!

cakewardrobe said...

It's breakfast time for me.. and I'm HUNGRY!! Think you can send some my way?! YUMM

Dawn said...

Never thought to use the lime; good thinking.

ayankeeinasouthernkitchen said...

Kevin, wonderful photos! A lime syrup on baked goods gives is a treat.

Elle said...

Kevin, they look incredible! Oh my gosh, I can't even tell that the topping didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. Thanks for the shout out!

Katrina said...

Just when I'd thought I've seen enough muffins, you make these and they look REALLY good. Printing this one off. Our raspberry season seems to be over, but we'll see.

Patsyk said...

That flavor combo sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to try it soon since raspberries are looking really good here, too.

Your pictures are mouthwatering!

Deborah said...

I have been wanting to try Elle's muffins, and yours look great as well!! I've never heard of adding the sweetened juice like you were saying - I'm so intrigued!

Pam said...

They look so good Kevin... I have never had the raspberry/lime combination and it sounds really good. Great photos!

Holler said...

Gorgeous muffins Kevin! They love so moist and tasty, with all that melting raspberry in the middle. Mmmm :P

Prudy said...

Raspberries in muffins taste like candy to me. Delicious!

Mansi Desai said...

ooh! that looks so decadent kevin! love the color and the flavors!:)

giz said...

The combination of raspberry and lime is so inviting and I won't even complain if the topping isn't exactly perfect. If you wouldn't mind delivering, I'll so shower you with praise if you turn up at my door with these treats.

Marjie said...

Muffins are the best! You can do so many things with them, and they work with any meal of the day!

crunchLin said...

those look delicious!

Pam said...

That's a great idea of pouring the citrus over the top and sprinkling on the sugar. Something like that would probably be good on banana bread.

Sue said...

Kevin, please drop by my blog because I have tagged you.
Sue

http://wwwbacktothetable.blogspot.com/

Joy the Baker said...

Love this combination Kevin! These look like such a treat!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Kevin, This look amazing!!! are really beautiful Kevin, I love this!xxGloria

Cheryl said...

That looks delicious Kevin! I realized the other day your blog is better and more popular than Coconut and Lime, who is supposedly the big food blogger! Good for you!

Tasty Trends said...

this looks great! i want to make this for a breakfast one day! i love berries and lime!!!

Carolyn Jung said...

These muffins look divine _ and with real fresh fruit, too, so I can con myself into thinking they're good for me, too. You know what that means _ I must eat two, not just one then. And with no side of guilt. ;)

Sara said...

Mmmm, these look amazing! Great combo of raspberry and lime. :-D

oggi said...

Beautiful photos! I'll make these lovelies one of these days. Thanks for sharing the recipe.:)

Lisa said...

Once again I have been away from the computer and am now catching up on your latest posts. I must try these! It's been a while since I have made muffins.

Bobby said...

raspberry and lime muffins... oh yes! Kevin, I think I need one of these right now.

Pearlsofeast said...

What an awesome combination.Lime and Raspberry,very unique.

Rosie said...

What a stunning combo Kevin and great looking muffins!!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

OMG! Very simple and fantastic taste! Best recipe muffin ever. The worse part was to infuse the muffins with the lime+sugar juice... what a mess!

Jing Yi said...

Hi Kevin! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Mine turned out great, apart from the fact that it was too moist, because i got too greedy and used too many berries :P I also blogged about it, just thought I'd let you know :)

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, so great! I baked these for a bake sale for my husbands university having never baked them before & he came home saying they were a hit!! I'm making a double batch right now & I can't wait! The batter tastes amazing!!!

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