nibbles and canapes
cakes and biscuits
cupcakes and muffins
|Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes|
getting a bit obsessed with various lemon inspired cupcakes now. i had
loads of poppy seeds leftover from when i made 'parmesan and poppy seed lollipops'
around christmas, so decided to make these. i didnt think you'd be able
to taste them, i just thought you would see them when you bit into the
cake.. BUT BOY OH BOY DID THEY TASTE GOOD! so there you have it. they
look good and they taste good. no need to thank me.
225g self raising flour
175g caster sugar
zest 2 lemons
1 tbsp poppy seeds, toasted (to toast them just stir them around in a frying pan with no oil, until they turn black or just darker and they smell toasted.)
100ml natural yoghurt
175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled a little
110g unsalted butter
2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
grated zest of 1-2 unwaxed lemons (about 2 teaspoons)
500g icing sugar
in a large mixing bowl beat the butter, lemon juice, lemon zest and half the icing sugar until smooth- this can take several minutes with an electric hand mixer. gradually add the remainder of the icing sugar and beat again until smooth and creamy.
i was very excited to use my new cupcake cases that i got on holiday. its the simple things!
take a bite into it to see what its all about (goes great with a cup of tea!)