As I'm in the middle of my second week of testing, I haven't had much time to cook, much less take pictures of my cooking! So, I struggled to come up with something for sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. I went to the internet...lemons! I have a lemon muffin recipe I haven't posted and, as they have Vitamin C, lemons are antioxidant rich. Be sure to check out Sweetnick's for more great recipes.
I made these muffins when I went home at spring break. My mom had some friends coming into town and I decided to make them a breakfast treat. At first I was a bit disappointed in these...they were kind of dry, but Mama said that after they zapped them in the microwave a bit, they moistened back up. So, take a whirl at these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins by Dorie Greenspan...just be sure you're not going to be taking a drug test any time soon. Our pathologists told us that they REALLY DO give a positive opium result on a drug screen!
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
from Baking from My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan
2/3 cup sugar
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 cups AP flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla etract
1 stick (8 T) butter, melted and cooked
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
Preheat ovento 400 degrees F. In a bowl, rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers until the scent of lemon is strong. Whisk the dry ingredients into the sugar. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients (sour cream to butter). Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir quickly and gently. Some lumps may be there...this is better than overmixing. Stir in the poppy seeds. Divide batter evenly among the cups of a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the top is golden and a knife interted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan and then remove the muffins from the tin. If desired make icing (1 cup confectioners' sugar and 2-3 T fresh lemon juice) and drizzle over the muffins.