Livin' in the Kitchen

Obscene Snow and Obscene Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

In Muffins on February 5, 2011 at 5:51 am

Two snow days later, today is Friday, an actual school day. Disappointing, I know. The break was aboslutely amazing, though.
Trapped: 
Day 1: I partied it up in my house with some youtube playlists with Shania Twain and Pink after growing tired of repeatedly hearing on the radio that I shouldn’t drive in the weather because it was a blizzard. Thanks for the update, guys. While my brothers played videogames, I made sugar cookies for the bakesale that my newspaper class was having thursday. It was all great and dandy until I realized there were no pipping bags in my house. I ended the day with a run on the treadmill where I proceeded to stomp out my frusteration for the lack of piping bags.

Day 2: Turns out there was no school Thursday, either. My mom and I ended up going out to run errands. I hadn’t been out in the snow yet, but man was it piled!

We had to make a few stops before Joans, one of which included a stop at a snowbank.

Why yes, I have been working out. Can you tell my big muscle-y muscles and by the way I moved that snowbank under my feet? I owe it all to the spinach in the smoothie I had the other day.

On the way home we were stuck in some major traffic. I guess it happens when major roads are cut down to one lane, though. Mom’s never too pleased when she’s the one who gets stuck driving in the traffic. So while she was slowly easing forward every two minutes, I read fifty pages in Jodi Picoult’s book, Keeping Faith. Then I remembered my camera, and couldn’t help but showing off my new toy from TJ Max.

When we finally got home I scrambled to finish my creative writing piece for lit. I was sort of crossing my fingers for a snowday today. No such luck.

Today was a really slow day. There was nothing due except the paper that I’d finished and printed last night. So today basically all I had to do was show up for school. None of the teachers seemed too enthused to be there, either.

Tonight all I wanted was a Lemon Poppy Seed muffin. Was it so much to ask for my mom to stop working early so that she could make me Lemon Poppy Seed muffins? I guess so, because I decided against being lazy ended up making them. The batter is literally addictive. It’s so light and fluffy even before you put it in the oven. I’ve been wanting to make something from Christina‘s blog for such a long time and I’m so glad I finally got to tonight! These muffins will definately be saved into my favorites, they’re light but still have a nice denser consistancy, and the topping is like sweet-lemon-y goodness!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Slightly adapted from Christina’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons poppy seeds
½ teaspoon table salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1½ cups plain fat-free yogurt
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 375F
Combine the dry ingredients and poppy seeds all together, excluding confectioner’s sugar.


Cream the sugar and butter together, add the grated lemon, then the eggs one at a time, add 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, and then fat-free yogurt

Mix the dry ingredients into the liquid very slowly, and DO NOT OVERBEAT OR YOU WILL RUIN THE TEXTURE!


Scoop into muffin tins then allow to bake for 25 minutes, cool in pan for 3 minutes


Combine the 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with the confectioner’s sugar, drizzle over and enjoy!!

Pretty snazzy, eh?

It spins, too!!

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  1. Yea!! I am so glad that you enjoyed them! These are one of my husbands favorite muffins. I like the muffin/cupcake tower…too cute! ;)

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