Monday, January 26, 2009

Muffin Monday/Poppy Seed Muffins


Poppy Seed Muffins
from Scratch Made Easy at Adair Country Inn by Judy Whitman

Preheat oven to 375º F.
Grease muffin tins.

Mix together:
2 cups flour
1/4 cup poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

In the bowl of the electric mixer, cream:
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar

Beat in:
2 eggs

Blend in:
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 Tablespoons lemon juice (called for 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, which I didn't have)
zest of one lemon

Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling them about 3/4 full.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes in pan before removing them.

I love lemon, sour cream, and poppy seeds so I was quite sure I'd like these muffins, and of course I do. They are really wonderful. We've having them with Louise's Soup which I changed a bit tonight. When I sautéed the onions, I added some frozen corn and zucchini, and left out the garlic. Still delicious and light with just a little different taste.


13 comments:

  1. Nan, the muffins sound great! I love lemon and poppy seed, so I'm already in love!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those muffins look wonderful and hot soup really hits the spot here in Michigan where the temps are still below zero!!

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  3. Hey Staci, it's 4 below as I write this at 8:30 pm! The supper was terrific.

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  4. These are my favorite kind of muffins. I've never made them from scratch, so I'll have to give your recipe a try! Yum.

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  5. Oh wow - muffins with every thing I really like as part of the ingredients list! I'm definitely trying these.

    Thanks for posting this.

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  6. Thanks Les and Bridget- they couldn't be easier to make, and the taste is fantastic. Just the ticket to go with a light soup.

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  7. I made a batch last night and they are almost all gone now. Delicious - thankyou so much!

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  8. Karen, thanks for letting me know. I'm so pleased you tried them, and that you liked them!

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  9. I just found your blog, and have happily added it to my google reader. I love the name Muffin Monday...I love muffins and I will definitely try this recipe. I couldn;t find the soup recipe...is it here on your blog?

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  10. Bonnie, thanks for coming by. You can get to the soup by clicking 'Louise's Soup.' You'll arrive at a page which looks like it is another muffin recipe, but if you scroll down a bit, you'll see the soup recipe too.

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