Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemony Muffin

165g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
110g castor sugar
80g butter, diced
75ml fresh UHT low fat milk
20g plain yoghurt
3 eggs
1 tbsp poppy seeds

Grated rind of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1 tbsp castor sugar
1 tbsp water

Line a muffin pan with paper cases. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Stir in sugar to mix. Rub in butter lightly and mix into a crumbly mixture.

Combine ingredients (A) in a small saucepan. Cook on low heat to a gentle boil. Allow to simmer until sugar is dissolved, at least 2-3 minutes. Remove contents from pan and leave to cool completely.

Add eggs, yoghurt, milk, and sugared lemon and orange rinds to the crumbly mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is combined. Add poppy seeds.

Divide mixture evenly between muffin cups, filling each to three-quarters full. Spread a little sugared lemon and orange rind over each muffin.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are well risen.

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