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Whoever thought about combining lemon and poppy seed had a great idea. The zingy fresh flavour mixed with the darker flavour of poppy seeds never ceases to amaze me. They just go together so perfectly well!

As usual on my blog, these poppy puppies don’t require bringing out the heavy machinery, like mixers etc. Good old handheld whisk will do and you’ll have the most heavenly muffins in no time.

 

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Ingredients for 12 muffins:

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

zest from half a lemon, approximately 1 1/2 tsp

1 Tbsp poppy seeds

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Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a bowl whisk together eggs, oil, milk and sugar until smooth.

Add flour, baking powder, salt lemon zest and mix with a spatula.

Do not try to make the batter perfectly smooth, no need for that. These muffins will forgive you almost anything.

Add the poppy seeds and mix.

Fill 12 muffin cases and bake for 30 minutes.

 

If you are confused about zesting lemons and this is putting you off, here’s a one-minute explanation by Gordon Ramsay, because who doesn’t like to watch some Gordon?


Enjoy!

 

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poppyseed madness

This cake is a bit of a weird one, I admit. It has poppy seeds in a crazy amount. And I love it.
It’s a good idea to give the poppy seeds a good smell and maybe a taste test just to make sure that the natural oils in them haven’t gone rancid. Rancid poppy seeds can turn any cake or muffin into a strange thing smelling like paint. Don’t go there!

There will also be a lot of eggs broken while making this one. It’s all worth it though for the delicious result.
And how original!

You will need:

125g or half a cup melted unsalted butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup poppy seeds
7 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon baking powder

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Preheat the oven to 200C/395F and grease or line a loaf pan.
With an electric mixer beat whites with sugar until they are forming peaks and stiff. You can try it by hand but in my opinion it just takes too much time.
Add all the other ingredients and beat just to blend, don’t keep going once blended.
Pour into the bread pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the cocktail stick comes out clean.
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Cut into slices and stuff your face. Yum!

 

© Julia Wlodarczyk and Tattoo My Broccoli, 2014-2024. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, recipes and images without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Julia Wlodarczyk and Tattoo My Broccoli with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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