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.

100g butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
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!


Steph said...

Yum I love those too ! Apparently you can't buy poppy seeds in bulk because they contain low levels of opiates which less desirable people try to extract for illegal purposes ! - Steph

Johnny said...

Wow, you'd need heaps to make anything out of them surely? What's stopping the supermarket from stocking prepacked 100g packets? At least if someone was walking off with a trolley full they'd at least be noticed!
Good old Simply Fresh...at least I can rely on them!

Gail said...

oooooo yum! I must give these a go - I love poppyseeds but have also tried unsuccessfully to find them! I must look more closely at my local vege shop too. I have been making bread rolls using the breadmaker and think a few poppyseeds would just 'make' them!

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Megan said...

I have been following your blog and keeping you in my prayers but you don't know mw from a bar of soap :) I was at Pac n Save Botany today and noticed they had poppy seeds. If you would like me to get you some I could pop them in the post for you. That would be no trouble :)