Lemon muffin with poppy seeds

There are cakes that thanks to their inviting appearance win over everyone, especially children, even before they are devoured. This is especially true if they are garnished with imagination, perhaps with something unusual, and certainly a little alien to the Italian tradition. So we present an excellent lemon-flavoured muffin garnished with poppy seeds: it is a recipe that is definitely closer to those who are used to the diet of Northern Europe or America, but their lively taste is a perfect way to finish a lunch or dinner. Don’t worry: everyone will really like your muffins with lemon and poppy seeds, especially children and those who are normally fussy eaters!

Ingredients

  • Italian 00 flour 180 grams
  • sugar 180 grams
  • eggs 3 units
  • baking soda A pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • baking powder 7 or 8 g of baking powder
  • sunflower oil 100 millilitres
  • poppy seeds 3 tablespoons of poppy seeds
  • almonds 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds
  • lemon 2 organic lemons
Information
10 minutes Total time
25 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the sugar until frothy. Stir in the flour and oil and then add the baking powder, baking soda, ground almonds, juice and grated zest of a lemon and poppy seeds, mixing well. Pour the mixture into paper cups, decorate the surface with some poppy seeds and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 25 minutes.

Tips
Do you want to really enjoy the unusual nature of these lemon muffins with poppy seeds? Pair them with an excellent glass of Moscato d'Asti.
Trivia
The muffins and lemon poppy seed cakes originate in North America and are widespread especially in the countries of Northern Europe.

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