Sticky lemon & poppy seed muffins

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Author Notes: I love the texture of these muffins and the flavour is delicate and divine. They also freeze beautifully. Teresa Ulyate


Makes 12

For the muffins:

  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 125 grams butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

For the lemon syrup:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C and place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  2. Put the castor sugar and eggs in a bowl. Beat for 2 minutes until pale. Add the lemon rind, vanilla extract and lemon juice and stir.
  3. Beat in the melted butter and milk. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the poppy seeds, then stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  5. Start preparing the syrup during the last 10 minutes of baking time. Combine all of the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and allow to boil gently for 5 minutes.
  6. Take the muffins out of the oven and spoon hot syrup over them. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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