Courgette and lime muffins recipe

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  • Vegetarian
makes: 12
Skill: easy
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 20 min
(may need an extra 5 mins)
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  • Courgettes aren’t just delicious in savoury recipes. You can turn them into sweet treats or even cakes like these tasty courgette and lime muffins.

    Ingredients

    • For the
    • courgette muffins
    • :
    • 250g courgettes (about 2-3 medium-sized)
    • 2 large eggs
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 150g golden caster sugar
    • 225g self-raising flour
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    • ½
    •  tsp bicarbonate of soda
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    • ½
    •  tsp baking powder
    • Juice and zest of 1 lime
    • For the
    • lime cream cheese icing
    • :
    • 200g cream cheese
    • 100g icing sugar
    • Juice and zest of 1 lime
    • You'll also need:
    • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with cases

    Method

    • Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4).

    • Grate the courgettes and leave them to drain in a sieve hung over a bowl.

    • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, vegetable oil and sugar and beat until well mixed and slightly fluffy. An electric whisk will make this easier, or use a food mixer if you have one.

    • Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and beat together.

    • Finally, add the drained courgette and the lime juice and zest and divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases.

    • Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the muffins are nicely brown and firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

    • To make the icing, blend together the cream cheese with the icing sugar and the lime juice and spread generously over the top of each muffin. Decorate each with a few swirls of lime zest.

    Top tip for making Courgette and lime muffins

    Top tip: The secret of successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing when you add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.

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