My hands itched to bake something. I surfed through the internet for recipes which has buttermilk as one of the ingredients.
Why buttermilk? Well, I had bought a small carton of buttermilk last Friday and it was still sitting in the fridge .. feeling rather lonely .. hehehe.
So what is buttermilk? You may even ask if it really contains butter?! Click here to learn more about it.
And also I have always wanted to try a recipe which contains key lime, like, key lime pie, key lime cookies, key lime chiffon and key lime cake.
When I saw a recipe for White Chocolate Lime Muffins here, I was elated. I have a bar of white chocalate, I have lime and I have buttermilk. Bingo!
So at 10 mins to 10 pm, I went into my little kitchen and took out the ingredients, weigh, mix, etc and these are the results after much a baking.
The lime was not overpowering at all .. just enough tang and the white chocolate chunks really added a touch of decadence!
Ingredients below are as per what can be found in my kitchen .. ;-)
1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp lime zest
1 tbsp lime juice
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup white choc chunks
Preheat oven to 175C.
Lay paper cases in muffins tins and grease bottom only of paper cases.
A - In a large bowl, put together flour and salt.
B - In another bowl, combine sugar, eggs, oil, buttermilk, zest and juice.
Incorporate B into A and using a metal fork, fold in the flour together with white chocolate chunks till just moistened.
Spoon mixture into the muffin cases and then bake for about 25 - 30 mins or until a pick/skewer inserted comes out clean.
Stand muffins for about 5 mins before turning out to cool on a wire tray.
These muffins will be my breakfast for tomorrow .. and dearest colleagues, I am going to share these with you!