Monday, February 23, 2009

Lemon Muffins

Last week I received 25 fresh lemons so I've been on a bit of a lemon binge. Here's a recipe I found that makes slightly tangy and very moist muffins. I chose to make mini muffins, but they are great regular-sized muffins as well. I dislike how poppy seeds randomly show up inbetween your front teeth two hours later, so I chose to leave them out. My rating: 4 out of 5.

Lemon Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar, divided
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (NOT Fat Free)
6 Tbsp butter, melted
2/3 cup lemon juice, divided
2 Tbsp poppy seeds (optional)

Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon peel, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add yogurt, butter, and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in poppy seeds, if desired.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes (mini muffins) or 16 minutes (regular muffins).

Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes and then use a toothpick to poke 10 holes in each one. Spoon lemon sugar glaze over muffins while still in pan.


Sugar Duchess said...

It looks so soft and moist. Yum! What a crazy coincidence, I also posted a lemon muffin recipe on my blog this morning! Except I left the poppy seeds in. :)

Sarcy said...

I made these last summer and again last night. I love the moist texture and lemony tartness of these.