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Lovely Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Lovely Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Holly




My latest recipe is for my Lovely lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins.

Ingredients for the Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins:

260g Plain Flour                 140g Butter (soft)            100ml plain yoghurt        4 tsp Poppy seeds

2tsp Baking Power           160g sugar                           4tsp Lemon juice

1/4 tsp Salt                          2stp Lemon zest               2 eggs (beaten)

All the ingredients mixed together
All the ingredients mixed together

Ingredients for the glaze:

60ml lemon Juice

100g Sugar

1tsp Lemon zest

Equipment:  3 mixing bowls, muffin pan, muffin paper cases, measuring spoons, whisk, mixing spoons, pastry brush (but not essential), wire rack.

InstructionsMakes 12

Heat the oven to 180°C.

  1. In bowl 1 mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In bowl 2 add the butter , 160g of sugar and 2stp of lemon zest, cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. In bowl 3 mix together the yoghurt, 4tsp lemon juice and the eggs.
  4. Now it’s time to combine the 3 different mixtures. Do this gradually, add a small amount of the egg mixture to the butter mixture and to stop in curdling add a small amount of flour to the butter mixture.  Continue these 3 steps until all mixture is combined in one bowl.
    Adding the Lemon Juice, Yoghurt and Eggs
    Adding the Lemon Juice, Yoghurt and Eggs
  5. Now add the poppy seeds and mix in well.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cases, filling them equally. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
    Holly placing the mixture into Muffin Cases
    Holly placing the mixture into Muffin Cases
  7. While the muffins are cooking you can prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan combine 60ml of lemon juice, 100g sugar and 1tsp lemon zest.  Cook this over a very low heat, until the sugar has dissolved.
    Baking the Muffins at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes
    Baking the Muffins at 180 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes
  8. When the muffins are cooked, leave to cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes. Then put each muffin onto a wire rack and generously brush each one with the glaze using a pastry brush.  If you don’t have a pastry brush then use a teaspoon to carefully pour the glaze over each muffin.
    The Glaze
    The Glaze
  9. Enjoy!
    Holly and her friends enjoying the muffins
    Holly and her friends enjoying the muffins




Holly
Holly

Holly is the daughter of one of the co-founders of Term Dates. As an 8 year old girl Holly loves cooking her favourite recipes. From choosing and buying the ingredients, drawing a picture of what it looks like and then the making and cooking, it is a great activity for a rainy day.