Monday, 10 March 2014

Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins

I had a baking urge last week but I couldn't decide what to bake! I looked at my cupboards and cookbooks for inspiration but couldn't decide on anything. In the end I made some cookies which will be revealed later and I made these muffins as I had a real craving for something lemony. I found this recipe online which Lorraine Pascale posted on twitter. I added lemon juice and more zest and a lemon glaze and they turned out beautifully. 

I'm entering this to the Biscuit Barrel Challenge hosted by Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... The theme this month is spring and lemons definitely feel very spring like to me! 

And to Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and Laura from Laura Loves Cakes. The theme this month is 'Spring into Action'

 adding poppyseed to the mix 

 ready to go in the oven 

 drizzle with a generous amount of lemon glaze 

Makes 14 - recipe adapted online from Lorraine Pascale 

For the muffins
350g self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of flour
225g golden caster sugar
350ml milk
2 eggs
140g butter, melted
zest of 2 lemons
juice of 1/2 lemon
50g poppyseed

For the lemon glaze
Juice of 1-2 lemons - adjust to the right consistency
150g icing sugar, sifted

  • Preheat the oven to 180C 
  • Mix all the dry ingredients except the poppyseeds in a large bowl.
  • Add in the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Finally stir in the poppyseeds.
  • Divide the mixture into muffin cases and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Make the lemon glaze by sifting the icing sugar into a large bowl then adding in the lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time until you get the consistency required.
  • Drizzle a generous amount of glaze over each muffin. 


  1. I totally agree, lemons are definitely linked to spring and these look delicious, especially with that glaze =)

  2. Lemons definitely feel Spring-like to me too. It has almost become a tradition for me to bake lemon cupcakes/buns around Easter time. I love how the lemon glaze has puddled around the edges of your muffins. They look so delicious.

  3. I love lemon and poppyseeds and these look stunning!!

  4. oooh, love all that glorious lemon icing pooling in the muffin cases, they look so naughty!... love the lemon and poppyseed combo, can never get enough of this!

  5. I love anything lemon! These look amazing!

  6. oh i like the sound of the lemon glaze on top...just to make it even more lemony.

    1. They definitely tasted better with the lemon glaze

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