The first batch of these little muffins disappeared within a day. True story. What kept us coming back for more was their secret ingredient- ricotta cheese. Ricotta has a neutral flavor which is perfect for both sweet and savory recipes and here it just lends moisture and keeps the muffins’ texture airy and light. Continue reading “Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Mini Muffins”
Many people associate lemons as being part of the summer produce rotation but oddly enough they are a winter fruit, with their brightness punctuating the dreary, rainy season here in Northern California. It’s really quite wonderful to see our local farmers markets now showcasing an abundance of citrus fruit such as mandarins, grapefruits and Meyer lemons alongside the heavy root vegetables that define the winter season.
If you’re not familiar with the fruit, Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and an orange or mandarin with much of the tartness giving way to a light, floral sweetness. Therefore their bright flavor is a natural, welcome swap in a traditional lemon curd.
It’s rich, silky texture is perfect as a spread on toast, scones and muffins or swirled into yogurt. So, grab some lemons and get cooking! You really can’t go wrong!
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