Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins




Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

This past week the area I work in had a mini muffin contest as a fundraiser for United Way.  I eagerly signed up to help out - it was for a good cause.  There were about 7 bakers and we were required to all make something different.  Besides these Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, we had orange, apple crumble, blueberry, pumpkin, chocolate chip and a savory one with ham.  People made a good will offering, sample them and then voted on a winner.  One of my co-workers won with her apple crumble muffins - they were great!

We made about $275 and everyone enjoyed the event.


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients (48 mini muffins)
    Muffins
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • grated zest of 2 lemons
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 stick butter melted and cooled
    • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • lemon curd
    Icing
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line mini muffins pans with small cupcake papers.
    2. Mix well the sugar and lemon zest - really rubbing it together.
    3. In a large bowl combine the sugar mixture, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    4. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter.
    5. With a spatula mix the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. When almost all combined, add in the poppy seeds.
    6. Fill mini cups 1/2 full then add a small dollop of lemon curd, top with more batter until cup is 3/4 full. Bake for 12 minutes and let cool on wire rack.
    7. Making glaze by combining powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over muffins.
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    Beside this fundraiser, we will be having a fall bazaar.

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    At the fall bazaar, my administrator and I will raffle off a dinner that will be made and served at my house.  Last year the dinner went for $200!  Click on this link to see the complete meal we made.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the bids will be this year!



    Another muffin recipe you might like - Blueberry Lemon


    3 comments:

    1. Great ;little muffins!! Anything with lemon is for me :)
      Good luck with the bazaar

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    2. I'm glad the event was successful! All of the muffins that you all made sound wonderful! I love a good lemon poppy seed muffin, though. I might have had to buy all of them had I been at the fundraiser. :) Pinned!

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    3. I love the combination of lemon and poppyseeds together, yum! These look great :)

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