I have made lemon poppy seed muffins twice before these. The first time, the muffins ended up like tiny and flat pale cakes. The second time, the muffins looked so perfectly gorgeous but were a bit tough, similar to the sentiments of other people who had made the recipe too. In both cases, the muffins weren’t lemony enough for my taste. And I do love anything lemony and tangy in general. The more I pucker up, the better.
But why the obsession with making lemon poppy seed muffins? No particular reason. Although I do remember having this huge lemon poppy seed muffin before which was so very tangy and lemony, it was pure love! I’ve been looking for a recipe that recreates that and so far, there has been none. Well, that and I had lemon- lots and lots of lemon- and a bottle of poppy seeds in the pantry that were just waiting to be used. Read more