Thursday, February 22, 2007

White Chocolate Lime Muffins

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
2 eggs
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!


FaRaH said...

Where do you buy the buttermilk? Im trying to search 4 it but no avail maybe I go the wrong section tak? So how the muffin taste, I know lime gives out this tangy after taste. But from the pic it sure look delish hor... Haizz how I wish I was your colleague...:o(

m3rni3 said...

hi farah

i got my buttermilk from giant at parkway parade. at the chiller near cheese butter whip cream etc.

nope no tangy after taste at all. really faint citrusy taste only.

hehehe .. come lah join me .. tapi no empty post at current moment lah .. :-(

za said...

it looks interesting recipe lorr...i'll try someday k.
p/s: i'm not in love lar murnie..

m3rni3 said...

hi za

yep do give it a try bila berkesempatan k!

hmm .. ingatkan tgh in love ke .. hehe .. takpe lah for now im sure u hv your ownself to love .. ;-)

cheerio and hv a good sunday!

Lydia said...

hi m3rmi3

Saw you have a link to monthly mingle... have you participated in any events?

m3rni3 said...

hi lydia

yah .. i thot of participating in monthly mingle dis time round but i have yet to confirm wat savoury cake i want to make!

are u joining too?

i have joined other blog events though, e.g., Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT), Jihva for Ingredients (JFI), Muffin Monday and Blogging by Mail (BBM).

btw, salam perkenalan lydia!

Brilynn said...

I love your muffin papers, very nice!

m3rni3 said...

hi brilynn

thanks for coming by. i bought those papers at a shop here called Daiso .. a shop which sells everything Japanese!

i can go crazy going to the baking session of the shop .. they have lots of those papers - different sizes, different colours, different shapes, etc .. hehe

u want me to send u some? .. ;-)

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