17 September 2010
Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins
I LOVE lemons. I love poppyseeds. The two combined are delicious and make for a great morning tea muffin. Or afternoon tea.
What I have noticed recently is there are no poppyseeds at the supermarket. I've successfully found them at my local fruit & vege shop but no where can they be found at the supermarket. I've tried New World, Pak n Save and Foodtown. Nada. Can anyone shed any light on why?
Anyway here's my recipe.
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 cup milk
zest and juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons poppyseeds
2 tablespoons icing sugar
Grease muffin tins well (this makes 6 texan size or 10-12 regular).
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time and then the milk and half the lemon juice and zest.
Carefully add the flour and poppyseeds, mixing until just combined. Do not ovetrmix (which means if there is still flour visible, it doesn't matter - that's a good thing).
Bake at 200 deg C for 20-25 mins. Just before they are due to come out of the oven mix the rest of the lemon juice with the icing sugar until it is a watery paste. Spoon over the tops of the muffins and bake in oven for a few extra minutes. This allows the top of the muffins to have a lovely lemony sugary topping. Its yum!
Eat hot with some honey butter spread on them!