Italian Lemon Muffins

I love lemon.

Anything with lemon makes me weaken and indulge. These muffins are just delicious. I have two recipes to share. Both look the same, but taste different.

This one requires a few more steps, but it is worth it.

Do you love lemon too?


Italian Lemon Muffins

Italian Lemon Muffins ~ Tuscan Inspired


1 3/4 cups self raising flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
grated lemon rind
Juice of the whole lemon
1 large egg, lightly beaten


  • Heat oven to 180 C or 375 F
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt into a bowl and make a well in the center.
  • In another bowl combine ricotta, water, olive oil, lemon juice & rind and the egg. Pour this mixture into the well. Stir until mixed.
  • Divide batter into a 12 muffin tin.
  • Bake for about 16 minutes. Test with a wooden tooth pick in the center and if comes out clean they are ready
  • Serve warm or cold. Delicious with lemon curd and cream.