Florida Grapefruit and Walnut muffins

When our Bed & Breakfast guests come down for their breakfast, they are treated to fresh grapefruit, with mandarins. In the summer they also get fresh strawberries and raspberries from the garden. I have strong memories of grandma sitting in the kitchen peeling and chopping fresh grapefruit. What I hadn't realised was that there is a specific grapefruit season, which runs from November until May. I was sent a hamper by Florida Grapefruit with some fabulous grapefruit goodies inside, including three grapefruit. 

I thought I would make something delicious with one of the grapefruit and save the other two for the guests for their breakfast. Here is the recipe, and there is also a useful video below.

Grapefruit and walnut muffins

What you will need:
150g/5oz Plain Flour
1tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
75g/3oz Wholemeal Flour
100g/4oz Golden granulated sugar
75g/3oz butter, melted
1 large egg
200ml/7fl oz buttermilk
1 Pink Florida Grapefruit, segmented and roughly chopped
75g/3oz walnuts, roughly chopped
50g/2oz icing sugar

Place 12 muffin paper cases in a muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 200 C, 400 F, Gas 6. Sift the plain flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Stir in the wholemeal flour and granulated sugar.

Mix together the butter, egg and buttermilk and pour over the dry ingredients.
Reserve 2 tsp of the juice from the grapefruit pieces in small bowl. Add the grapefruit pieces to the flour mixture with the walnuts. Stir only enough to dampen the flour, the mixture should be lumpy.

Spoon the mixture evenly between each muffin case and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Remove the muffins to a cooling rack and leave to cool.

Blend the reserved grapefruit juice with the icing sugar to make icing. Drizzle over the muffins to decorate.

Below is a video where you can see how I made the muffins. The end result is nice, but the flavour in mine was quite sharp.

Disclosure: I was sent a hamper for the purpose of this post. This had no impact on my post, which is honest and fair.