Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lemon Yogurt Muffins

You probably think I quit cooking since all I've been doing is cleaning and posting some of my beautiful treasures so I thought I would share the muffins I made for breakfast this morning. I found the recipe in The Breakfast Book. It is a great breakfast book with lots and lots of ideas and recipes. Do you remember the lemon cake recipe that you poked holes in and then poured over it some kind of lemon glaze to soak into the cake? This recipe reminded me of that cake so I thought I would try them. When my daughter took the first bite this morning she said "Oh it's like the cake you used to make!! These bring back memories!! " I don't remember how the glaze was made for the cake because I haven't made it in years and years and have no idea where the recipe is. If anyone out there has it, please let me know. The muffins are very easy and yummy too!! I hope you enjoy them.

After I got all my errands done I came home and made some tea and had another muffin. My daughter had two for breakfast and I only had one so I figured I deserved another one. Good excuse anyway!!

Lemon Yogurt Muffins
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 T honey
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
1/4 cup melted butter
1 T grated lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 375 and butter muffin tin. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, mix sugar, honey, eggs, yogurt, melted butter and lemon zest until thoroughly blended. Add the flour mixture and mix until blended. I didn't dirty the kitchen aid for these I just used a wooden spoon.
Spoon batter into buttered muffin tin. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. While the muffins bake make the syrup.
Lemon Syrup
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
3 T water
Combine ingredients in a small pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and set aside. When the muffins are done poke the tops with a fork a few times. Drizzle syrup over the top letting it run over the top and edges.
Bon Appetit!
I found this cake recipe at Alosha's Kitchen and made it last weekend. You can get the recipe here. It is so easy and springy. We really enjoyed it.
OK that should keep you busy this weekend and I'm off the put clean sheets on my bed. I stripped it down to the mattress and washing everything today. We are having ANOTHER cool rainy weekend. I'm trying not to complain because we need the rain but it could be 70 on the weekends and 50 during the week instead of the other way around. At least it's too warm to snow. Blackberries were on sale so I'm making a blackberry slump this afternoon. Blackberries always make me think of my Grandparents. They lived in Missouri and we had a ditch as Grandpa called it (it was a really big deep ditch!!) and there were lots of wild blackberries growing so we would go pick them and Grandma would always make blackberry pie. I should add that they did most of the picking and my sister and played and hid in the bushes. We did pick some though when Grandma reminded us if we didn't have enough there would be NO PIE!!
Have a great weekend!


FancyHorse said...

Mmmm! That looks yummy!

I love your story about picking blackberries! We have some growing right by our front door, not on purpose, but we can't bear to pull them up.

word verification game
uncovesk: uncover the desk that's piled high with papers and other junk!

melissa said...

I really need to buy a muffin tin methinks. These sound delicious, as do many other ones I come across, but I have no way to make them!

Glad you enjoyed the cake. I plan on making it once more this month with the lovely seasonal berries.

Simone said...

These lemony muffins sound delicious especially with the topping drizzled over. Yummy! I used to love going blackberry picking with my nan and grandad and I think we used to have blackberry and apple pie.

Cherdecor said...

Judy, these look delicious! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors anyway!

When we lived in Baltimore, Maryland, many years ago, I used to buy at the Farmer's Market a pound cake made with yogurt. It was simply to die for! I looked and looked in the library for a recipe like it, but I was not successful. I bet these muffins would be close.

Now that I know I am gluten intolerant, I can only remember the flavor and dream.

While you are enjoying those muffins, please eat one for me!

TattingChic said...

That looks like a really nice book! The muffin tins look yummy!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog earlier! :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hey, you were at my place while I was here at yours. Too funny :D

My hubs loves lemon cake with lemon frosting or glaze! It's been his Birthday cake request for the past 100 years...okay maybe not that many. It just feels like we've consumed that many. His mom use to make a wonderful lemonade cake. That was delish for the first 50 years.
I will have to make him the lemon muffins. Which I know he'll love just by the mere mention of the name.

Thanks for the moral support over my son and hubby's antics! I was distracted making sugar cubes for my blog post. I could hear my son and hubs laughing...not sure what they were up to. Well...the rest you know. Had I known I was going to have a pan shot of my boobs...I would have worn a bra (to conceal the utters) and not gone to bed with my hair wet...the night before. Causing the bride of Frankenstein doo The funny thing is most people think my hubs is painfully shy. He's got so many fooled.

Sweet wishes,

Shellmo said...

This post has made me so hungry! Can't wait to try the lemon yogurt muffins! I"m excited for blackberry season in Michigan - usually in mid August I am able to go picking. Love to make blackberry jam! I might have to send you some this year...

sewtakeahike said...

you always post the best recipes Judy! those muffins look amazing!

Marie Antionette said...

Hello dear Judy,thank you so much so coming bt and wishing me well.You are always very sweet.I could use one of these muffins.We have blackberries all over the woods,but not up to picking them just yet.Getting there.I was looking at the post with your 40 shoes.That is some collection.I think the shoe with the cherub on it is my fav.I've never seen one like that before.When I did ceramics awhile back.I painted about three boots.I will post them some day.I am feeling better ,I am ansewring my comments and emails,but still not up to full time blogging.I miss all of you thats for sure.XXOO Marie Antionette

Melissa said...

Those muffins looks delicious.

I still wish I had your talent for cooking and baking. In all honesty, I have not even tried to cook or bake in a very long time.

Love Melissa

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Judy, Lemon muffins sound divine. I am definately going to make these, they would go nice with my raspberry cocktail as it was just like an alcoholic milkshake and Rasps and lemons are two of my favourite flavours together.....Yummy! I get most of my recipes off the internet, but I also have a book with about 200 recipes, so it will take quite some time to try each one out. Thats if I dont fall off my perch LOL! HIC! X

Blackberries (another of my favourites with lemony things) take me straight back to my childhood. There was an elderly lady at the end of my street who had a bush in her garden and we used to pick them and she would come out and tell us off. She probably wanted to make a pie that day and there us kids were stuffing our faces! X

M.Kate said...

Oh...yummy, thanks to you, there goes my diet for the next 2 hours haha :P Love blackberries but they do cost an arm to buy here as we can't grow berries, some very sour strawberries at the highlands but that's as far as growing berries here. So, the rest of the berries family are all imported so that's why they are so expensive, I told myself if I were overseas, I'd eat the whole bucket of make up for not eating much here :P Have a great week..hugs/M

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, yum -- thanks for the good-lookin' recipe. I love lemon baked goods!

Kim's Treasures said...

Wow these both look soooo yummy! How do you find the time to bake so much!?!


Hi Judy,
YUMMY...I want one..wait..a FEW of those lemon muffins...I've been so hungry lately... and those would be perfect for my tummy!!
Deb :)

Laura said...

Those muffins look wonderful! Thank you for posting!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I love lemons and yogurt, thank you for the recipe! Heading off to the store to get the ingredients. Happy weekend and Happy Mother's Day, Judy!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

h-m-m-m-m those lemon muffins sound divine ! I'll take one and a cup of that tea also.