These wee muffins are lovely and so simple to make that I, or anybody's small child, could manage without tantrum or too much supervision. Having said that, they are not conventionally beautiful. The apple based primrose curd bubbles from their core like molten lava and oozes stickily and unevenly down theirs sides. Yum! Makes 6 large muffins or 10 small so would seriously suggest doubling up the mixture as they are very moreish.
First make your primrose curd. The recipe for primrose curd is detailed here.
Pre heat the oven to 190c/375F/Gas mark5 Ingredients 200 grams of self raising flour 100 grams of cater sugar 1 large free range egg 5 fluid ounces of milk 3 fluid ounces of sunflower oil 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract Primrose curd (or failing that a really good lemon curd) For the topping More primrose curd (Yes - it really is that good!). 1 tablespoon of golden granulated sugar fabulous picture by the lovely Neil White Sieve the dried ingredients into a large bowl. Beat the 'wet' ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and add to the other ingredients. Fold together until incorporated. Line a muffin tin with cases and spoon in the mixture to about 1/3 full. Carefully spoon a small dollop (technical term there for about 1/3 to 1/2 a teaspoon!) of curd onto the centre of this mixture. Top up the cases evenly with the remainder of the mixture. Cook for approximately 20 minutes in the centre of the pre heated oven (just check them after 15 if you've a really good oven). Once they're golden on the top, firm to the touch and starting to ooze a little then they are done Remove from the oven and whilst hot brush the tops with a little extra curd and then sprinkle with a little golden granulated sugar for a bit of crunch. Best served warm which is a good thing as they rarely last long enough to get cold. *You can buy wild primrose flowers from us here. I should add that we have a licence to sustainably forage for wild primroses but those that we sell are actually gather from our organic land. If you are going to gather your own primrose flowers be careful not to trample plants, don't take all of the available flowers and don't gather from roadsides or places where dogs are walked for obvious reasons!