Lemon and blueberry muffins

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Makes 12

From Hairy Bikers' Best of British


  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 250g/9oz self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g/3½oz golden caster sugar, plus 2 tsp for sprinkling
  • 100g/3½oz blueberries
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 150ml/5fl oz low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 12 tsp lemon curd


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tin with paper cases.

  2. Melt the butter in a small pan over a low heat then set aside to cool for a few minutes.

  3. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir in the sugar, blueberries and lemon zest. Make a well in the centre.

  4. Beat the eggs with a large whisk until smooth then beat in the yogurt, milk and melted butter until well combined. Stir into the flour mixture with a large metal spoon until very lightly mixed.

  5. Divide the batter between the muffin cases. Place a teaspoon of the lemon curd on top of each one and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden-brown. Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack. (The lemon curd will be very hot, so don’t eat as soon as they come out of the oven.)

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