Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lime poppy seed muffins

Lime poppy seed muffins / Muffins de limão com sementes de papoula

If my blog were a soccer championship, the Lemon Team would be on their way to grab the Cup. But I felt that would not be fair to the other citrus I love so much – poor limes and oranges haven’t been around here in a while. :(

In order to balance the score, I used limes instead of lemons in these muffins – the recipe comes from the lovely and dear Lynne, who was also kind enough to ship me a box of goodies and poppy seeds (I can’t find them here).

Thank you, Lynne, for both the gifts and the wonderful recipe!

Lime poppy seed muffins / Muffins de limão com sementes de papoula

Lime poppy seed muffins

2 cups (280g) all purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoons poppy seeds
1 egg
½ cup + 2 tablespoons (124g) sugar
2 tablespoons lime zest
¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 ¼ cups (300ml) buttermilk
1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF.
In a large mixing bowl, sift and whisk together the dry ingredients.
In a smaller bowl combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub them together until the sugar is slightly moist and fragrant. Add the egg, the butter, the buttermilk, lime juice and the vanilla. Mix well.
Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir with a fork just until moistened. Do not over mix. The batter will be fairly thick.
Divide batter evenly into 12 paper-lined or greased muffin cups. Bake muffins on rack in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until muffins test done.

Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes 12 – I got 11; my muffin pans hold 1/3 cup (80ml) batter each


Rose said...

Oh! Those look delicious! Citrusy, light and perfect for a summer breakfast :D YUM! Well done!

Julia @ Mélanger said...

So lovely. I do enjoy a citrus poppy seed cake. You can't find poppy seeds there? Good that you have someone that can send you some! :)

farida said...

Recently I've come to love sweet bakes with poppy seeds and I find them absolutely delicious! A fried of mine made moist cake with poppy seeds and it was absolutely delicious. Your muffins are appealing to me too, for that matter:)

RecipeGirl said...

Lime poppyseed is a WONDERFUL idea! Don't know why I've never thought of it myself, when... of course "Lemon" is the typical. I just made a Blueberry-Lime Pound Cake that was fabulous. The lime was so much more interesting than lemon.

Valerie Gamine said...

I agree with the previous comment. It's high time limes get to have their day in the sun.
Your muffins looks scrumptious!

Abby said...

Lime instead of lemon is new to me, but it still sounds yummy!

Sharona May said...

WOW! I like this idea! The muffins look great!

Jennifer said...

Ive had lemon poppyseed but not lime!! Love this idea :) they look great! Oh and I love your comment about the soccer team ;)

ChichaJo said...

I've never tried lime muffins...I'm sure they are wonderful! Yours certainly look delectable!

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Anshika said...

I am sure these would be lovely to eat warm. A nice break from chocolate ones.

Manggy said...

Ooh! LOVE poppy seed muffins, especially where it get sticky at the top! Heaven.
Don't worry about the oranges, I hear they're not very common in much of the blog world either :/

lululu said...

such refreshing by using lime! a very summery breakfast muffin.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Rose, thank you! I'm all for citrusy food. :D

Julia, they are kind of forbidden, a messy thing. My blogger friends are so wonderful that I get to bake with poppy seeds even if I can't purchase them here. :D

Farida, they add such a nice touch to baked goods, don't they? I'm glad you like the muffins, thank you!

RecipeGirl, we use limes here in Brazil much the same way you guys use lemons there. :D
That cake of yours sounds so good, I love blueberries!

Valerina, I'm glad you agree - thank you!

Abby, it works well, trust me. :D
Thank you!

Sharona May, thank you!

Jennifer, I bet you'll like lime instead of lemons! :D
Oh, and I love, love, love soccer. :D

Joey, thank you, darling!

Andrea, I will answer your email when I have the chance.

Lone, thank you for visiting - they are irresistible right out of the oven. :D

Mark, that's a pity - oranges are wonderful!
I think chocolate steals the show all the time. :D

Lu, you are right - very summery indeed! Tks!

Erica said...

Great recipe, lovely texture and flavour. I used only half a teaspoon of vanilla and made 10 from this mixture. They were very popular - thanks for sharing.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Erica!
Tks for letting me know you tried them - I'm glad you liked them!

LyB said...

You are so very welcome, sweetie! Your muffins sound delicious, I really do have to try these with lime. Anytime you run out of poppy seeds, just let me know! :)

shutterbean said...

i am SOOO going to make these! thanks for the inspiration!

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