Well it’s the middle of February all ready, St Valentines Day has been & gone and I’ve had my fill of chocolate for this week!
I need something special to brighten up a rainy gloomy Friday and there is only ONE thing that can do that for me – Zingy and Zesty LEMON. Yes,most definitely something lemonicious to clear away the cobwebs. So what to choose, my Mum’s Lemon Drizzle Loaf, Lemon Curd Sponge Tray Bake or delicious moorish Lemon yogurt muffins, “decisions”. Maybe I should bake them all lol, but I think it’s going to be a muffin day.
So say a big hello to my “Lemonicious Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins
These muffins are lemon perfection – made with fresh lemon juice & lemon zest. I use greek lemon yogurt to keep them lovely & moist. To make them extra special on this gloomy day I’m adding a couple of teaspoons of poppy seeds for a little texture & crunch. Lemon & Poppy seeds are such a classic and you can never go wrong with a classic, but I will add my own little twist, a topping of melted white chocolate which I coloured a lemon colour with come candy colouring.
With the edible flowers on top they are a real hint of Spring & absolutely muffin lemonicious.
A few hints and tips when making muffins –
- Never over mix your batter – this will make your muffins very tough
- I always bake my muffins for the first 5mins at 200C and then turn the oven down to 180C.
- My Mother’s Tip – Always sift your flour twice.
- Uses paper cases in your muffin tin – it stops them from going too brown round the sides & I think they rise better.
These very Lemonicious Muffins are delicious any time of the day. They make a great weekend breakfast , especially if you have a group of people to feed.
If you love Lemon as much as I do, the why not try some of my other lemon recipes –
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