I don't know why I thought of this flavor combination, but I was out grocery shopping and thought how I wanted to make some muffins and then thought about the combination of lime and raspberry. I didn't even know if there was s recipe out there for lime and raspberry muffins, but I bought the ingredients and then searched for a recipe. I found one from Closet Cooking that looked really good and easy and I already had all the items needed!
Lime & Raspberry Muffins makes 12 muffins
2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 3/4 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon lime zest 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries 1/4 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon grated lime zest 1/2 cup icing sugar
1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. 2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. 3. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and lime zest. 4. Mix in the milk. 5. Mix in the dry ingredients. 6. Gently fold in the raspberries. 7. Spoon the mixture in to a greased muffin pan. 8. Bake in a preheated 375F oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. 9. Mix the lime juice and zest with the icing sugar and pour over the muffins.
This muffins were...DELICIOUS! I wished there was more of a lime flavor cause the only lime going in the batter itself was 1/4 tsp of lime zest. Also I made my glaze too runny...so there might have been more lime flavor if I had made it thicker so it would have stuck easier to the muffins. Also when I added the glaze I used a baggy cause I wanted a zig-zag effect, but like I said it was too runny so it didn't really add much. But the raspberries are amazing in there and they add a nice mosit-ness to the muffins. These were great for a nice spring time treat in the morning or in the afternoon with some tea!
Definitely try these muffins, they were easy to make and taste great!