Sticky lemon and poppy seed muffins

Recipe from: 4 August 2016
lemon, recipes , poppy seed,muffins

Ingredients 16
Servings 12
Time 10 min

Ingredients

  • 3-4
    cup
    castor sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 2
    tsp
    finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2
    tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    Tbs
    lemon juice
  • 125
    g
    butter, melted
  • 3/4
    cup
    milk
  • 1.5
    cup
    flour
  • 2
    tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 2
    Tbs
    poppy seeds
  • For the lemon syrup:
  • 2
    Tbs
    lemon juice
  • 2
    Tbs
    water
  • 1/4
    cup
    castor sugar
  • 1/2
    tsp
    finely grated lemon rind
 

Method

20 min
 

Preheat your oven to 170°C and place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.

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.

Beat in the melted butter and milk. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the poppy seeds, then stir until just combined.

Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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.

Take the muffins out of the oven and spoon hot syrup over them. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Reprinted with the permission of Cupcakes & Couscous. To see more click here.

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