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Recipe: Lemon poppyseed muffins with crystallised lemon
- 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter (or margarine)
- 3/4 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
- 2 eggs
- Grated zest of one lemon
- 1 cup (240 ml) vanilla yoghurt (I used fat-free, but regular is fine too)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional: Lemon slices (sliced very thin!), slivered almonds, marmalade
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C)
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, poppyseeds, baking soda and salt
- In a large bowl, mix (with a hand mixer) butter and sugar until it gets sort of creamy. Add the eggs in one at a time, then add the zest, vanilla and yoghurt and beat until it’s all mixed well.
- Mix in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon until everything is combined, but don’t go too crazy. You want to keep some of the air in.
- Spoon into muffin cups.
- Top with slivered almonds, or a thin lemon slice with about a teaspon of sugar sprinkled on it.
- If you want to go with marmalade, fill a third of the muffin cup with batter, make a little hollow in the middle, spoon in some marmalade, and then add another third of muffin batter.
- Bake for 18 – 20 minutes (it should be a light golden colour) and cool on a wire rack.
* This recipe should make about 12. Since I didn’t fill my muffin cups to the brim, it made 15 for me.
For more of an orange-y flavour, you can also add the zest of one orange (in addition to the lemon) and top with a thin half slice of orange.
Cooking time (duration): 20
Diet (other): Reduced fat
Meal type: breakfast
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
After wanting to start a food photo blog for ages, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and get down to it properly this year. What brought this on?
I think the turning point was after, once again, I successfully made my mum salivate from over 500km away with a random unassuming email of stuff I’d just whipped up in my kitchen. It goes as follows:
Dear mumsy, (don’t judge me. I only really call her that to bug her)
I wish you were here. I’ve been craving some good home-made muffins all week, so finally yesterday I made a batch of the most divine muffins ever. They’re bursting with chunks of fresh apples and dried blueberries, with a hint of cinnamon, brown sugar and hazelnuts. And oh so fluffy and light. I’m having one as my tea-thing right now and thought of you. Don’t worry, I will bring other treats at Christmas for you!
And true to my promise, I did bring her treats at Christmas – amongst them, Baileys-hazelnut choco balls and cherry liqueur-almond ones too! Yum!