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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lime Muffins with Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

Lime Muffins with Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

These muffins have a lovely light lime flavour, and topped with the strawberry cream cheese glaze they are a real treat.  These would be a beautiful served with brunch, or for a special breakfast with fresh fruit. 

Lime Muffins

1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
juice of 1 large lime

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
zest of 1 large lime

Preheat oven to 375°.  Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.  Makes 12 muffins.
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg, mix well.  Add sour cream, milk and lime juice and mix well.  Set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and zest.  Stir and add to moist ingredients.  Stir together  until just mixed.
Spoon evenly into prepared muffin tins. Bake @ 375° for approx 18 min.  Remove from tins, cool completely and lightly frost with Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze
1/4 block of light cream cheese
1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tbsp whipping cream
1 tbsp strawberry coulis

Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth and free of lumps.  Add icing sugar and continue to mix.  Add whipping cream and coulis. Mix until well blended and smooth.
Lightly frost cooled muffins.

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