Friday, July 12, 2013

Foodie Friday: Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I enjoy anything that has citrus in it especially lemon!  So I was anxious to try this recipe for lemon muffins. The original recipe doesn't call for poppyseeds, but I think lemon and poppyseeds combined is a great combination so I decided to add some in. If you love muffins you will love this recipe!

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins:
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softenend
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp poppyseeds (optional)

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, sugar, lemon, juice, and egg. Sift together dry ingredients. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to make a thick batter. Stir in lemon zest and poppyseeds. Spoon into paper lined muffin tin (2/3 full) or a loaf pan. Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Bake loaf at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. Just before the muffins or bread comes out of the oven, combine syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan.

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Combine and heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Prick small holes in the top of baked bread of muffins with toothpick, then gently pour syrup into holes. Cool.  Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf.