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Lime, White Chocolate and Coconut Muffins

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“Found this on a blog that was running a contest for cupcakes and muffins. This was one lady's creation. The title alone caught my eye...or should I say tastebuds!”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
6 large muffins
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grate the zest of the lime and set aside.
  2. Cut the outer pith from the lime and then carefully slide the knife under one membrane and gently remove a segment of lime flesh.
  3. Continue until all lime flesh has been extracted into a bowl for later use.
  4. NB. This isn't as hard as it sounds as the lime membranes are quite fibrous. Alternatively you could just squeeze the limes and use the juice.
  5. Now sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  6. In a separate large mixing bowl, mix together the egg, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla.
  7. Return the dry ingredients to the sifter and sift again over the egg mixture (Delia says this double sifting is essential, and hey, Delia always knows best!).
  8. Quickly fold the flour into the egg mixture, taking no more than 15 seconds, as over-mixing will prevent them rising.
  9. Add the lime zest, lime flesh, white chocolate and coconut (or whatever variation you prefer), combining with minimum stirring.
  10. Spoon into muffin trays and bake at 200C on a high shelf.
  11. Large muffins should take 30 minutes, smaller mini-muffins only about 20 minutes.
  12. Makes 6 large muffins or 20 mini-muffins.

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