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Lemon Curd Marble Muffins

On a very wet Friday night, baking muffins can sometimes be the best option, and this is just what I did tonight. I had planned to make these muffins over the weekend, using some of the lemon curd I made last week. The recipe (which I have been eyeing off for as long as we’ve had the book), comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Everyday. The muffins are very easy to make, and are delicous fresh out of the oven.

Makes 12.


Put 12 large paper cases into a muffin tray. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar in a large bowl and whisk lightly to aerate and combine.

Mix the egg, yoghurt, milk and melted butter together in a jug. Pour them into the dry ingredients and mix lightly, stopping as soon as everything is combined – it’s essential not to over-mix or you’ll get dense, cakey muffins.

Spoon a some mixture into each muffin case and top with a generous ½ teaspoonful of lemon curd. Add a final spoonful of muffin mixture to encase the lemon curd and three-quarters fill the cases.


Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C/gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Eat on the day you bake them, ideally while still slightly warm.


PS: When I’m cooking, Pippa always sits on the stool next to the bench and watches/supervises, and is usually extremely well behaved. However, tonight she just couldn’t resist the temptation of a bright yellow patty pan case, and stole one from the muffin tin! Oh, Pippa, you do make us laugh




2 thoughts on “Lemon Curd Marble Muffins

  1. These look great! I have to ask: is River Cottage everyday an accessible, usable cookbook? I have some other books by Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstall…they’re great but don’t have a chance to use them that much 😦

    • Yeah, we have a couple of River Cottage books too, and ‘Everyday’ is by far the most used in our household of Hugh’s books, and one of our most used cookbooks overall, along with Mr Oliver’s “Dinners” and “Great Britain”. There are a number of really great ‘staple’ recipes in “Everyday”, eg: pancakes, pizza, cookies, mash, etc.It’s a good one 🙂

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