kate5kiwis: katie's subLIME syrupy muffins


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, July 06, 2008

katie's subLIME syrupy muffins

for some reason, limes make me think of snow.
i think it's either the scene from Little Women where Amy's teacher throws he limes out into the snow, or perhaps it's because i equate limes with ice in the summer, all swished in a glass?

anyway, when i woke up this morning and found our backyard resembling the inside of a magic wardrobe with frosted tables and chairs and a crunchy white lawn (alas, no snow... or lions... this far north), i remembered that two days ago i had driven past our neighbour-up-the-road, and plucked a bag of *free limes* out of the cardboard box which was perched beside their letter box. how's *that* then, for love going around the universe? pretty awesome.

so i bribed Bulldog (who has the patience for such things) to grate zest and squeeze citrus, and together we made these subLIME (yeah, i'm so punny) syrupy muffins:
swish together in a bowl:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt
grated zest of five limes
add, previously mixed:
100g melted butter
a happy egg

1 cup milk

stir briefly to just mix. spoon into 12 muffin pans, place a wee slice of lime on top of each muffin. bake 210 celsius on fan bake for 14 minutes (in my oven).while the muffins are cooking, heat and stir
juice of the limes and 3/4 cup sugar until dissolved. the instant the muffins come out of the oven, drench in syrup. cool, share out evenly between gannets with a spoonful of tarty yoghurt on the side. lick the rest of the lime syrup off the plate while no one's looking.


Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

They look totally perfect, summery even with green grass and daisies! We set the table for dinner tonight with everything limey and lemony we could find. So darn yuck here. I wonder if you could change the lemons in that lemon slice for limes? I betcha could! Lucky you have BD home... Tim is off reducing suffering and saving lives...

9:16 PM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

Ahem, will there be any left by Wednesday afternoon, by any chance? I might just wander by your place!

Oh and PLEASE get rid of the snow and frost by then. I was hoping for a sunny BOP day...

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww man, Little Miss Sunshine seems to be going on about snow a lot lately. Just get in the car and drive woman.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

awwwwwwwww yum!!!

I enjoy cooking muffins so swishy easy

and yours look so fine


7:45 AM  

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