Friday, 4 May 2012

Pistachio and lime muffins

Pistachio and lime muffins are very tasty. Quite moist because of nuts addition, sweet with hint of lime. I like them but have to say that the pistachio cream which I used for decoration is a key ingredient. I don't know how to make this cream as I brought a jar from my Sicilian holidays. If only you have access to this cream it is really must have.The recipe comes form 'Easy muffins' book.

Ingredients for 12 mini muffins:
  • 110g flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 55g chilled butter
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 1 lime 
  • 30g minced not salted pistachios
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with paper cases or grease with butter. This time I used silicone square mini muffin mould.

Into a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and sugar. Dice chilled butter and add to the flour. Rub the butter in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the minced pistachios and finely grated lime zest.

In a large jug whisk with for the egg and beat in the butter milk and lime juice.  Pour the wet ingredients into dry ones. Stir gently until just combined. Do not over - mix.

Spoon the batter into prepared baking tin. Bake for about 20 minutes, until well risen and golden.

Transfer the muffins to cool down a a wire rack. Decorate with pistachio cream and pistachios. Enjoy !

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