Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chamomile, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Tea and muffins go together like t-sleeve® and teabags. These Chamomile, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins are great for serving at a brunch or to nibble on while having tea with a good friend. This recipe serves 12 so if you're having more than 5 people over you may want to make a double batch, they go so quickly. Enjoy this Chamomile, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins recipe provided for you below.
  • 250 ml (1 cup) whole milk
  • 3 tsp loose leaf Chamomile tea or 4 tea bags
  • 375 grams (2½ cups) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 155 grams (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 125 grams butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • To glaze or serve: lemon curd
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with liners or baking paper squares.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, bring the milk to a light simmer and add the Chamomile. Bring to a boil then set aside to infuse and cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place the sifted flour, caster sugar and poppy seeds and stir to combine.
  4. Add the melted butter, lemon juice, zest and eggs to the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a sieve gently strain the milk from the tea leaves (if using bags skip this step) and add to the batter.
  6. Gently fold the batter, being careful not to overwork it.
  7. Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cases.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean - the muffins will continue to cook upon standing so be careful not to leave them in too long.
  9. Remove muffins onto a baking rack and let cool.
  10. Whilst the muffins are cooling, in a small saucepan over low heat, place 4 tablespoons of lemon curd and 1 tablespoon of water and heat until softened and runny.
  11. With a pastry brush gently glaze the tops of the slightly warm muffins.

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