"When life gives you lemons, make Lemon and Poppy Seed cakes. Duh."
Give me anything lemon flavoured and I'm there. It could be Lemon Drizzle, Cheesecake, and I've even been known to grab a spoon and pot of Lemon Curd. It's not something I'm proud of. A citrus craving struck last Saturday which saw me picking up a load of lemons on the weekly shop, then creating an (organised) mess all over the kitchen.
I chose this recipe after a quick google search, (but swapped the lemon extract for zest.)
To make 12 muffins you need:
All you need to do is:
Preheat your oven to 175 ̊C
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
Add in the eggs, oil, melted butter, lemon juice, syrup, vanilla extract and lemon zest.
Blend together and add the poppy seeds.
Spoon into your paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.
If you're feeling fancy you could mix together some lemon juice and icing sugar to drizzle over the top, then garnish with poppy seeds and a pinch more lemon zest. Pop the kettle on and you're done!
Let me know if you're a lemon-lover like me, and if you would give this recipe a go. Send me a tweet if you do!