Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Tea with Crunchy Lemon Muffins

Today I thought I would share with you
my Hammersley tea set passed on to me
by my darling mother - she loved beautiful china
and I've inherited that trait!

I'm also
one of our family's favourite muffin recipes!

Crunchy Lemon Muffins

2 cups Self Raising flour
3/4 cup Sugar
75gms Butter
1 cup Milk
1 Egg
Grated rind of 1 large or 2 small Lemons
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Sugar

Measure the flour and sugar into a bowl - toss to mix.
Melt the butter, add milk, egg and lemon rind and beat
well with a fork to combine.
Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and combine
until the dry ingredients have been lightly dampened
but not thoroughly mixed.

Divide mixture evenly between 12 medium muffin pans
and bake at 200 degrees C (390F) for 10 minutes.

Stir together the lemon juice and sugar, 
without dissolving the sugar, and drizzle over
the hot muffins when they come out of the oven.
Leave to stand in pans only a few minutes
and place on a rack.
for my special touch
I slit the top of each muffin
and add a generous spoonful of Lemon Curd.

I'm joining 

Thank you dear ladies for hosting

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Shane,
Your china is really lovely and oh my, those lemon muffins look so good! Lemon curd would make them even tastier. I love lemon and when one has a head cold, lemon is so welcome in any form. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. I hope you feel better too!


Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds like some heavenly muffins!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Mmm . . . I love lemon, and those muffins with the lemon curd look delicious. Your mother's tea set is beautiful, too; you don't often see that pretty shade of purple. Family heirlooms are the best, aren't they?
Happy Tea Day, Shane. xo

JES said...

Oh Shane, your china is lovely and the muffins sound amazing! I am pinning them to my lemon board. Thank you for sharing both! :)

JES said...

Oh Shane, your china is lovely and the muffins sound amazing! I am pinning them to my lemon board. Thank you for sharing both! :)

Debby Ray said...

Oh YUM! I love lemon anything abd these look aMAZing! The recipe looks so simple too...thanks for sharing your muffins on your beautiful china!

Janneke said...

Shane that teaset from your mother is wonderful. It must be nice to use and have a delicious lemon muffin with it.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your inherited china is lovely Shane, I wish there had been something passed down to me but we only had one set of dishes growing up and mugs for our tea.
I like any baking with lemon and your muffins look so delicious - the lemon curd stage is just plain decadent!
Thanks for sharing the recipe and for linking to Mosaic Monday.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Shane, your mother's China simply gorgeous,many I know you enjoy using it and caring for it. The muffins sound perfect for a teatime treat with their delightful lemon flavor. Yum!

Raewyn said...

The tea set is gorgeous - a lovely heirloom, and great that you use it, too! We had a similar muffin recipe my daughter mastered and used to make often - didn't think of the inclusion of the curd though..... had forgotten about it, thanks for the delicious reminder!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your china is so pretty!!! It certainly has found its rightful home with you. The muffins sound delicious, I love lemon things and of course lemon curd, well, what could be better!!! xx

Christine said...

A beautiful China set! It's just so lovely!
I love the sound of the muffins and I know my hubby would appreciate the addition of lemon curd as he was raised on it and loves it!
Have a great week!

podso said...

Your mom's tea set is lovely. And the lemon muffins look so good. I like that they have a crunch factor!

Faye Henry said...

Love your china dear Shane and thanks so much for the recipe.. Such a treasure to have your sweet mama's china.. Precious.. xo

Margie said...

Love the purple detailing on your beautiful Hammersley tea set.

Your crunchy lemon muffins will go well with a cup of tea!

Frances said...

Well Shane, I am a fan of anything involving lemon, and your muffins look scrumptious. Thank you so much also for the recipe which does look like something I just might have to try myself.

(That teaset is a gem. Isn't there something really irrisistible about old china?)


Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Hello Shane,
I am so happy that you find my blog so I could find yours which is truly lovely. Your china is so beautiful and delicate. Such special and meaningful treasures to keep in your family. I like any dish with lemons and this muffin recipe sounds delicious! I love the added touch of lemon curd.
Take care,
Nora (your newest follower)

Mildred said...

Your mother's china is lovely and I know you treasure it. The recipe sounds delicious and your photos are just wonderful.

Julie said...

Hello Shane, just such beautiful china. And that lemon muffin recipe sounds so delicious. I will have to give it a try as was just last week given a jar of homemade lemon curd. Thanks for sharing x0x

Muchmore Creative said...

These look so yummy! Great recipe.

Lorrie said...

Lemon muffins plus lemon curd plus gorgeous teacups makes for a winning post, Shane. Love it all! We have more lemons coming ripe so I will be bookmarking this post!
Hope your week is going well.

Consider It All Joy said...

Very pretty china, Shane! So nice to have family pieces! The muffins look scrumptious! Enjoy the rest of your week! Blessings, Cindy

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
thank you for this yummi Muffins Recipe! I love lemontaste and I will try your recipe! I must make some lemon curd again too, hmm, it makes me hungry, when I see those delicious muffins!
Thank you for sharing, my dear friend!
Have a wonderful week, sending LOve and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Patricia said...

Your mother's tea set is gorgeous Shane; what a lovely thing to inherit. The design is unfamiliar to me, and I love the purple touches, and the shape of the jug which is really pretty. I am another lover of lemon, so am taking note of this recipe. It might be just the thing for a picnic this weekend with our grandson. Less than a week, and we'll be on our way :))

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh my goodness! Dearest Shane, these lemon muffins look so very good and just perfect for a tea time treat!
Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe with us!
And the china you used today is simply special it was passed down to you! Sipping tea from these pretty tea cups must be such a delight!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Hugs and much love to you,

handmade by amalia said...

A lemony muffin served on beautiful china? Count me in!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Late in reading blog posts as today is husband Pieter's birthday and we've been very busy this week.
Lovely scones and your inherited china is lovely!
We're having a dear friend visit with us from The Netherlands on Saturday... you know the preparations for that!
Sending you hugs and blessings.

Madeline's Album said...

Lovely tea set. Thanks for sharing your recipe for the lemon muffins. They look and sounds delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Donna said...

That is a beautiful pattern. Love it! And the muffin recipe sounds delicious. I'm not sure how much 75 grams of butter would be, though.

Stephanie said...

Oh Shane, when I saw your muffins I was ready to jump up from my chair and make some, but I don't have any lemons on hand :( Tomorrow I am going to get the needed ingredients and make these - they look divine!

Also, your tea set is simply lovely...just like you, my sweet friend. It's such a joy to have you share your wonderful posts with Roses of Inspiration - thank you! Love and hugs being sent your way.

~ Dixie said...

Such beautiful china!
I love lemon; the muffins look delicious.

~ Dixie said...

Beautiful china!
I love lemon; the muffins look so delicious!

Jeanie said...

A friend and I are hosting a tea in late May and I'm saving this delicious sounding recipe to add to our treat table. The photos are fabulous -- what beautiful china!

Dagmar said...

Looks just an amazing treat! Hope all is well in your world!

Marilyn Miller said...

The china is just breathtaking.
The muffins sound like the perfect
lemon touch with tea. Love the idea of adding the lemon curd. Yummmm!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so pretty Shane. The china is gorgeous and you sound like me - inheriting a love for china from my mother. The muffins and lemon curd look delicious. Have a beautiful day. Blessings.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Shane,
Wow your china is beautiful and the muffins look so yummy! Hope you are enjoying fall there. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie xo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your tea set is charming - what a treasure to have. The lemon muffins look delicioius - I'll have to give those a try.

Bernideen said...

So wonderful Shane - those look delicious. I am so glad you shared the recipe!

Karen said...

Hi Shane,
Your Hammersley china is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour and pretty pattern. Your crunchy lemon muffins look so delicious! Thank you for visiting me and I am so pleased to meet you. Happy Tea Day! Karen

Madelief said...

What a beautiful teaset Shane and in such an unusual colour. The fact that is was your mother's makes it extra special!

Your lemon muffins sound delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

You asked me about the small pink flower on my photo's. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what the name is. I simply don't know. It appeared in my garden one day and is slowly spreading. It's really beautiful!

Your visit to France sounds exciting! Only a few more weeks to go :-)

Wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Madelief x

Linda Kunsman said...

that is such a special and beautiful set of china Shane! And thank you for sharing the muffin recipe-I am definitely making these:)

shirley flavell said...

Love your teaset Shane. I too have quite a bit of Hammersley , it's not purple, it's white and actually looks like Crown derby.Do you know the design? We started the tea set many years ago. Teapot, coffee pot, plates, dishes all sorts. My family are not interested!Your muffins look and sound wonderful. Yum. Hugs Shirley


Muffins and lemon curd, yummy.
Wish you a nice saturday

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥Hello my dear friend! mmmm, delicious! Happy May! xxx Riitta♥

racheld said...


Thank you SO much for your note about the BROOM plant! I've relayed it to my friend Jeanne, and I know she'll appreciate it.

And also, thank you for joining PAXTON PEOPLE. It's just a little new blog about an imaginary town in Mississippi, peopled by folks I've known, or made up, or combinations of people and imaginings.

My original blog is LAWN TEA, where right now I'm chronicling the joys and the mess of installing a new kitchen. I'm in a Pink phase of life, and so taken with laces and buttons and such romantic bits of whimsy and delight. The cabinets will be a bright white, and the walls a lovely PINK shade, like the Mamie pink of the Fifties.

I do hope you'll look in:

Looking forward to coming back when all the sawdust and clutter disappear, and I can delve into all your lovely archives.


Donna said...

You "had" me at LEMON!Hahaa
Thanks for the recipe!!
And what a sweet pattern...

Jean Berryessa said...

Looks amazing. Love the beautiful tea set. Happy May Day.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yes, please! Tea with your Mother's lovely china and crunchy lemon muffins sound just perfect! Lovely mosaics!
Wishing you a lovely weekend. xo Karen

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shane,

How pretty the teacup is and your lemon muffins look delicious.
Do hope you are feeling better and over your flu - seems to be a bit of it around.
Happy rest of the weekend

Rosemary said...

Those look so yummy - I love sweet things made with lemons.

Sharon Chapman said...

Your tea set is beautiful and I shall be trying your wonderful recipe, The added touch of lemon curd sounds extra special. Thank you for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

mmmmm - now I'm craving lemon muffins!!!

Poppy said...

What a beautiful teatime you have for us today, Shane. Your mother's tea set is charming, and your lemon muffins sound and look scrumptious, and so easy, too! It's surely the simplest things in life that bring us such pleasure, is it no? Thanks for a wonderfully sweet post!

Wishing you a happy week ahead!


Liz Hockamier said...

Oh My goodness! These look wonderful and EASY!
I love lemon flavor breads anyway.
Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! It's probably a good thing we're not neighbors, because I'd be a regular at your table, with high expectations of great loveliness. =)

Thanks for sharing!

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Shane,
and thank you for your visit to my blog. (Sorry that I have been away,but have not been good as you read,still not myself!)
What a stunning tea set you have inhereted from your mother, it is so beautiful ,-I too love these old amd romantic tea sets.
Also your muffins looks so tasty, and thank you for the recipi my friend.
The card you recieved from your friend is truly beautiful and lovely, too.
I hope you feel better Shane, and send you warm hugs.

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Shane! I just wanted to let you know that this beautiful post has been featured at Roses of Inspiration. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day! Hugs!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

I love lemons Going to try.Have a good day

Gina said...

Shane, So very nice to meet you. My goodness your crunchy lemon muffins look so delicious! And such a beautiful setting. I found your blog through Stephanie's linky party. I'm your newest follower!

Vee said...

Shane, I'm visiting from Stephanie's. Funny way to find you, but glad that I have. Your tea set is lovely and those lemon muffins sound amazing! I must pin them.

Bethany Carson said...

Mmmm! Looks tasty! Your tea set is beautiful too.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your China looks beautiful. Stunning tea pot you inherited from your Mom. I have a weakness for Lemon anything and this recipe looks so yummy. I'm food shopping today and picking up the needed ingredients.
Can't wait to enjoy ... I have a confession I love lemon curd so much I'm known to take a teaspoon of it and just enjoy it plain.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I made these the other day and they were delicious! I even had on hand some organic lemon curd I made recently. Lovely!
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try out the memon muffin recipe for goûter with the girls!

love M


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