Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pucker Up!

You know those days when life sucks big honkin' smelly eggs, so much so that your face is stuck in permanent pucker mode? Well, just call me Sour-puss Sally. Luckily, my grandmother, in her infinite wisdom, taught me that when life hands you lemons, make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. That way if you can't say something nice, you can just pop them in your mouth and not say anything at all (although you will make noises of taste bud ecstasy).

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted (I used coconut oil, becuase I'm trying to be good)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (out of lemons, so I used lemon extract, don't tell Grandma)
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

Mix all the wet ingredients together, then dump in the dry ingredients and mix just until moist. Spoon into muffin cups and cook at 400F for 15 mins, 10 if you're making mini-muffins (makes 12 reg muffins or 36 minis).

Lemon Glaze
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Stir together until smooth. Add more juice if too thick or more powdered sugar if too thin. Glaze tops of muffins and then lick the bowl clean (it's good for the soul).


Under the Influence said...

Oh, dear. If I popped one of these in everytime I was about to say something "un-nice" I would gain a ton of weight!

They look delicious!

gigi said...

Thanks Grandmother great recipe!

Debby said...

As a new member of the Foodie Blogroll, I am reading your work for the first time, and I love it! It's fun and irreverent (big pluses in my book). And the snowman mints are adorable.

Mommy Gourmet said...

Just popping in, and so glad I did. Great blog!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love poppy seed muffins but have never made them. Thanks for the recipe. I found you on the foodie blogroll. I just added that widget to my site, today. So fun finding new blogs.

Flibbertigibbet said...

I would just like to express how unsatisfactory it is that you don't live next door and bring any surplus baking round to my house! I have to resort to doing my own baking! ;)
Those muffins look amazing!!
PS. I made cupcakes and a gingerbread house for xmas - I put pics on my recipe blog - What's Cooking... I'm stupidly proud of the house!

gigi said...

Hope you don't mind but I took this recipe for my collection. Love lemons!

An Apron Straitjacket said...

I'm glad you liked it gigi!

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your lemon poppy seed muffins recipes. I love lemon..Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.You have a lovely blog.
Best wishes.