Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Morning Muffins

There is something about Sunday Morning and muffins--they just go together! Nothing like a sweet rich treat to start your Sunday. Lemon and poppy seeds are a great combo. Enjoy!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
2/3 cup sugar
Grated zest and juice from 1 lemon
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
In a large bowl, rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. In another bowl whisk the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and butter. Pour liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Add poppy seeds and mix gently with rubber spatula to blend. Do not over mix—there may still be lumps.
Bake in muffin tins that have been sprayed with Pam. 400 degrees for about 18 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes then remove from tins. Cool and glaze or frost! I like to make a cream cheese lemon frosting.
Recipe is from my favorite cookbook, ‘Baking: from my home to yours’ by Dorie Greenspan


1 comment:

Candise said...

Yum...I can almost smell them and KNOW that they will melt in my mouth! Maybe this weekend we'll have to give them a try.