08/04/2012

Sweet Treat

Vegan Lemon Curd on Lemon & Poppyseed Muffins.

As a child my mum & I would often share a sweet treat of Lemon Curd sandwiches, on the freshest white bread my mum would heap a dollop of lemon curd, sandwich together and trim off the crusts. Even now I will often indulge in this childish treat. 
After finding this recipe I just had to try it out, I love baking & poppy seeds so this combination is just perfect.


Vegan Lemon Curd.

1/2 cup soy milk, plain
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp corn starch
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
5 Tbsp vegan buttery spread
pinch of salt
optional: 1/8 tsp lemon extract

In a medium size pan dissolve the corn starch in the cold soy milk & water, place the pan onto a medium heat stir the mixture , to the pan add the vegan spread, lemon juice & sugar. Continue stirring the mixture until in begins to bubble and starts the thicken. 
Reduce the heat and with a hand whisk whip up the mixture for about 90 seconds.
Transfer the mixture into a pretty jar and refrigerator until chilled.



Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Muffins
vegan, makes 12 muffins

1 1/2 cups white flour
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup poppy seeds
1/3 cup vegan buttery spread OR vegetable oil + 1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 cup plain soy milk
1/2 cup apple sauce
2/3 cup sugar + some for sprinkling on top
1/4-1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)

Into a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, fold well by hand.
Pour batter evenly into lined or greased muffin tins.
Place into a pre heated oven on 180 for 20 minutes.
Cool & then sit back with a cuppa and enjoy!



8 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely delightful! I have never made lemon curd before. I will have to try this out!

    <3 Marielley
    www.lusciousmarielley.blogspot.com

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  2. That looks delicious,makes me want to try it, I never have! I just found your blog yesterday and I love it <3

    Sian xox

    http://foreverfabulousinbows.blogspot.com/

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  3. Those look so delicious

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  4. Loooove. I'm making this on my next days off.

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  5. this looks delicious!

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  6. these look amazing!

    Scarr xx
    http://scarlette910.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. We looooove this! Looks so delish! We'll have to try making it, for sure!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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