Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Monday, 17 August 2009

Lime and Blueberry Buns
Makes 8
115g/4oz butter
115g/4oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
115g/4oz self raising flour
3 tbsp soured cream
zest and juice of 2 limes
200g/7oz fresh blueberries
1 tbsp icing sugar plus extra for dusting

Pre heat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190/375. Whisk together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, whisk again and then sift in the flour. Gently fold in the flour with the soured cream, lime zest and blueberries. Place 8 muffin cases (just in case you are interested my green cake wraps came from the States but you can get them in the UK from Make a Wish cake store here) in a muffin tray and three quarter fill each case. Bake for about 15 minutes until the tops are golden and the cakes spring back to your touch. Heat the lime juice with the icing sugar and spoon a little over each cake whilst still warm. Leave to cool and dust with icing sugar to serve if you wish.


Marie said...

Oh goodie, those look fabulous Hannah and I have a punnet of blueberries sitting there waiting to be used up!

Rita said...

Yum Hannah! I happen to buy some a few weeks ago but haven't used it yet. Do you bake the muffins straight in it or do you use muffin cases first?

Heatherfeather said...

These look really good Hannah!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh Hannah they look absolutely fabulous!