Blueberry, lime and coconut muffins

Although I generally think cupcakes are very pretty, I usually find them far too sweet, or rather the frosting is overly sweet and the cupcakes tend to be a bit bland. I always hope they will be as delicious and full of flavour as they seem to be on shows like Cupcake Wars or Unique Sweets (can you tell I have a bit of a Food Network habit?!) but so far I haven’t come across any of them in my corner of the world. Anyway, rant over.

These are my favourite muffins – full of flavour and just the right side of sweet!  To jazz them up a bit, you could possibly mix a bit of lime juice and icing sugar and drizzle over.

Blueberry, lime and coconut muffins

Blueberry, lime and coconut muffins
2 eggs
200 ml sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar or ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
350 ml flour
100 ml milk
50 g  butter
50 ml dessicated coconut
zest of 1 lime
100-150ml blueberries

1) Preheat the oven to 225°C
2) Beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy
3) Add vanilla sugar/extract, baking powder and flour
4) Add the milk and butter
5) Add the dessicated coconut, lime zest and blueberries
6) Divide the batter into the paper cases
7) Bake for 15 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack


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