Targeted advertising. It's everywhere. I loathe it, but at the same time sometimes even I get sucked in. Lucky for me (and those who get to eat my baking) I gave in to a tasty looking ad the other day. It was a little ad, alongside my email, for the chelsea sugar website. The image was a lemon muffin. I LOVE lemons in baking, so was immediately drawn in. Here's the recipe, it was easy and turned out really well - I doubled the lemon from the original, 'cause you can never have too much of the good stuff.
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup poppy seeds (optional)
finely grated rind of 3-4 lemons
100 g butter
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
juice of 3-4 lemons
1/4 cup sugar
- Measure flour, sugar and seeds into a bowl. Add lemon rind and combine.
- Melt butter. Mix in eggs and milk.
- Add liquid into dry ingredients, fold together, but do not over mix.
- Spoon into muffin tray, bake for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees celcius.
- While cooking squeeze lemon juice and mix with sugar - don't dissolve though.
- As soon as muffins removed from oven brush with lemon-sugar glaze.
- Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Nb: These would also work really well using mini muffin tins, for bite-sized treats, for an afternoon tea. Sounds nanaish, but be honest, we all go there sometimes. ;) Probably would need to reduce the cooking time a little...