Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Here’s a muffin recipe I put together using the muffin batter ratio from Michael Ruhlman’s Ratio — classic Lemon Poppy Seed. Next week I plan to show a variation that will make another Lemon Poppy Seed baked good (and it’s not Poppy Seed Bread, which is this same recipe, but baked in a loaf pan for a bit longer.) If you plan to use milk, rather than butter milk, just use 2 teaspoons of baking powder, since the baking soda requires a more acidic liquid to activate it than the milk would provide.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 1 Dozen Muffins
8 ounces flour (about 1 ¾ cups)
4 ounces granulated sugar (about 2/3 cup sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea or kosher salt
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Zest from 1-2 lemons (depending on how lemony you want the muffins)
8 ounces of buttermilk
2 large eggs
4 ounces butter, 1 stick, melted slowly and cooled
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
12 cup muffin tin, paper muffin cups (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slowly melt the 1 stick of butter in a pan over low heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Grease the muffin tin with the butter wrapper (unless you are using paper muffin cups).
In a large bowl place 8 ounces flour, 4 ounces granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, the zest from 1-2 lemons and whisk together until combined.
Whisk together the 2 eggs in a small bowl.
In another large bowl mix together the 1 stick melted butter, 8 ounces buttermilk, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and the 2 whisked eggs.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in 3 parts. Mixing just until combined.
Pour into the greased muffin tin and bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool the muffins in the tin on a cooling rack for about 15-20 minutes before removing.