Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Betsy of A Cup of Sweetness. She chose Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, which are a classic! Before I started this blog, I used to make a couple of lemon/poppyseed items, including a pound cake that I really loved. I’m not sure why it has been so long since I’ve made something with this combination, so I’m really glad that this recipe was selected. You can get the recipe for these muffins on Betsy’s blog and you can also check out that the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers interpreted this recipe.
I did have to replace my poppyseeds, since they were very stale. I would hate to make tasty muffins just to be ruined by stale poppyseeds. I typically go through baking ingredients fast enough that I don’t worry, but I hadn’t used mine in a very long time! Other than that, these used ingredients that weren’t too exotic. I put these together in less time than it took to preheat the oven. I love that!
Since I was bringing them in to work, I decided to make mini muffins. I ended up with 3 dozen muffins; there will be plenty to go around. I think I may have baked them a minute longer than I should have and I was a little worried that they would be too dry. When I took them out of the pan, they seemed crunchy around the edges, but when I broke one open they were just fine. They have a great lemon flavor and were super easy to put together.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 10