Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Best eaten freshly made, this quick-to-make treat is perfect for brunch.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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    Ingredients

    2 2/3cups all-purpose flour 2 large eggs
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sour cream
    1/2 tsp baking soda 4 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
    1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup granulated sugar zest of 2 large lemons, finely grated
    2 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds confectioner's sugar, for dusting

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and poppy seeds, making a well in the center.

    • 2

      In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the sour cream, butter, oil, and lemon zest. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just mixed. Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each one three–quarters full.

    • 3

      Bake the muffins for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan, and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Sift confectioner’s sugar over the tops while still warm.

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