Monday, July 7, 2014

Poppyseed Muffins with Sweet Lemon Glaze

I love muffins and these little gems burst with flavor from a lemony glaze that is both sweet and tart.
Serve at breakfast or as a snack.  I recently served them as a side with Parmesan Chicken Cutlets. Keeping with the lemon theme, they were a nice accompaniment with the greens and Lemon Vinaigrette dressing.


Poppyseed Muffins
source: Williams-Sonoma Muffins & Quick Breads
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1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ*
1/3 cup poppy seeds (I use less)
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400°. Butter standard muffin tin.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, wheat germ, poppyseeds, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.

Spoon into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about two-thirds full.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes.

Cool in the tins for 3 minutes, then remove.

* If you prefer to omit the wheat germ, increase the amount of flour to 2 cups. (I have substituted 1/2 cup oatmeal for the wheat germ with good results)
Sweet Lemon Glaze

1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
pinch of salt

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk briskly until smooth and well blended. If glaze is too stiff, beat in a few drops more juice. Brush or spoon over muffins while still warm.

7 comments:

Debbie Huffaker said...

When can we expect your first cookbook? I want an autographed copy! :)

podso said...

These look so delicious and sound yummy. Love poppyseed and lemon together!

Phyllis said...

My mouth is watering!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

These look gorgeous sweet lady! Thanks for the recipe.
Have a great week.
FABBY
PS: Hope you had a lovely 4th. weekend too.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Between my mouth watering and puckering because of the lemon glace my keyboard is damp. How do you make eveything so yummy looking. You sure know how to work that camera.

Debbie Petras said...

The taste of lemon and poppy seed makes my mouth water. I pinned these and hope to make them in the future.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Just a little something from Judy said...

In this early morning hour, with my cup of hot coffee sitting at the desk beside me, you can just imagine how much I would love one of these scrumptious looking muffins to eat right now. Wow! And the recipe provided too. Thank you!

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