When I was sent some of Urban Fruit's products to try out in my baking, their dried mango immediately gave me tropical vibes. Lime is one of my favourite citrus fruits to bake with, and it creates such a tasty fruity flavour when combined with the dried mango in these Mango & Lime Muffins. I also added some white chocolate on top for sweetness and it looks really pretty too. Urban Fruit make dried fruit that they gently bake at low temperatures, and they never add any extra sugars. Their products are so versatile for baking with, or you could add them to cereal or yoghurt, or eat straight from the pack as a healthy snack!
How to make Mango & Lime Muffins
Start by soaking the mango in boiling water, then draining it off. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar, then add the lime zest.
Next whisk in the eggs, then the self raising flour. Finally, fold in the mango.
Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes. To decorate, melt white chocolate and drizzle it over the muffins. Then garnish with lime zest.
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Tips for making the Mango & Lime Muffins:
- To decorate the muffins with the white chocolate, I hold the muffin on it's side over the bowl of melted chocolate. Then I use a fork to gently flick and drizzle the chocolate over the top. If you prefer a neater finish, you can also use a piping bag.
- You can also use fresh mango for this recipe.
- The muffins can be frozen without the decoration. Wrap them well, or place in a airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Mango & Lime Muffins
For the muffins
- 70 g Dried mango
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 175 g Butter or baking spread
- 2 Limes zest only
- 3 Eggs large
- 175 g Self raising flour
- 50 g White chocolate
- 1 Limes zest only
- Start by cutting any larger pieces of mango up and then soak all of the mango in 80ml boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Drain off the water and set aside
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases
- Mix together the caster sugar, butter and the lime zest until smooth and fluffy
- Add the eggs and whisk in
- Gently mix in the self raising flour, then fold in the mango
- Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Put them on a rack to cool completely
- To decorate melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over the muffins. Then garnish with the lime zest
- Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days