10 Jun 2011

Lime and raspberries muffins

 I love berries, I guess that comes from my childhood when we spent our summer vacation in our grandparent's house, on the countryside 

My grandmother had a huge area full of fruits trees, plants , flowers , blackberries and raspberries as well.
We waited until she goes to had a nap, in the middle of the afternoon,and my sister and me took the opportunity to climb up the wall and eat a lot of them.

 My grandmother always woke up. sure we would do a lot of hubbub, and get furious with us.
She always said that was not good to eat warn sun fruits.That would bring us a bellyache.
the truths was that we never get sick for that 

But, in the day after she brigs a bowl full of cold and fresh  raspberries with sugar, sometimes with a extra bonus, Meringue on top!!  I loved the running  juice  

It was these memories that inspired me to bake these muffins and eat after dinner a bowl full of raspberries and sugar.
Is there something better than the flavors of our childhood ?

Ingredients :

2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1/2  cup sugar
1 large egg
1/3 melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
1 lime
1 e 1/2 cup raspberries

Method :

    Preheat oven  220°C
    In a large bowl sift baking powder,salt and sugar.
    In another bowl, lightly beat the egg with the remaining ingredients and lemon zest and  one lemon juice
    Put the liquid mixture in the center of dry mixture
    Mix without stirring, the looks will be lumpy.
    Fill with the batten prepared muffins cups and top with some raspberries

    For the topping 

    Mix 1/3 flour
    1/3 cup light brown sugar
    1/3 cup sugar cane .
    Sprinkle over the muffins before bake

    Bake for 20´25 minutes  or until golden brown
    Let cool on a rack and serve dusted with icing sugar

    Makes a dozen of regular muffins


    Barbara Palmisano said...

    yummy!!!!! :)

    a piedi nudi sul divano said...


    Dominique said...

    Tes muffins font terriblement envie... c'est l'heure de goûter ici et maintenant j'ai une petite faim! Bises et bonne fin de semaine...

    Sneige said...

    They look fab!
    They must really become very rich in texture with cream?

    Simples Assim said...

    Oi Sylvia,
    Realmente não tem nada melhor do que os sabores da infância.
    E esses muffins..
    Bom fim de semana,

    bellini said...

    I love when we get inspirtation from our childhood and dishes we enjoyed.

    Nina said...

    Wow! Sylvia, these look lovely! What a great flavor combination and the texture looks perfect. Gorgeous photos, as always. Bon weekend! xo

    Ma What's 4 dinner said...

    Oh wow!!! These are soooooo beautiful that you almost don't want to eat them. Almost! Because I loooooove raspberries and we're heading down to the farm to pick some up. I can't wait to try this recipe!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

    Lori Lynn said...

    The most beautiful muffins ever!

    Summer in the country at grandparent's sounds like a dream. Lucky you and your sis.

    Helene said...

    Your pics are so nice. I love any treat with raspberries.

    Mari said...

    They came out looking perfect and above all delicious!!

    Have a nice week :)