Monday, February 16, 2009

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

From: Mom aka Ruth Solter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 lemons (use grated zest and juice)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup poppy seeds

juice of one lemon
a little zest (optional)
powdered sugar

Muffins: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat eggs thoroughly and add to butter mixture. Add poppy seeds, lemon zest and juice from one lemon to butter mixture.  Combine flour and baking powder and add to butter mixture, stirring until combined.   Add half and half and stir until well blended.  Spoon into well greased muffin tins or use muffin liners and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Don't let the muffins get too brown.

Glaze: Combine the juice of 1 lemon, additional zest if desired , and about 1/2 cup or more of the powdered sugar to brush on as a lemon glaze while muffins are still hot.  It works best if you just dip the tops of the muffins into the glaze for a nice even coating!

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