Saturday, July 9, 2011

Proud Lime 'N' Poppy Seed Muffins served on Lime Coasters


This time around I played with two of my all time favorite baking ingredients - Limes and Poppy seeds (Unlikely heroes in my short baking history) . 

In summers they are like magical coolers which can soothe you from inside out. It has been quite long since I baked my last cake and this time craved to have cool cake { Literally ;-) & Otherwise } . 

So after some brainstorming, decided to add zest and juice of fresh limes and a handful of poppy seeds to the batter. The muffins were rocking - in taste, texture and looks of course. Pack each muffin in a foil to avoid crumbling and you are all set with a homemade snack on the weekend vacation. 

Relish cool muffins out in the bright sunny days and pat your back too, 

hmmm...you did it again !!!!!!


Muffins on Lime Coasters !


Ingredients:
1 Lime, for grated zest and its juice
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter
2 tbsp poppy seeds

For the Icing (Optional)
3/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 tbsp fresh lime juice + zest
1 tsp poppy seeds

Method:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Butter a your muffin pan, alternatively line with paper muffin cups.
In bowl mix the sugar and zest of limes together with a blender until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of lime is strong.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the lime/sugar mixture and combine well.
In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, lime juice and melted butter together, until well blended.
At this stage mix the liquid ingredients with dry ingredients and blend well for a short duration.  
Stir in the poppy seeds, blend again for a short duration.
Pour the batter evenly among the muffin moulds.  
Bake for ~ 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a thick knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.


Its fun to wait and watch Muffins !!!

Carefully remove each muffin from its mold and place on a wire rack to cool down.


Enjoy warm or not so warm after the shoots.....!



All set to enjoy the little bites with my shot of espresso........!!!!!!!!



                                                 Love these Cute Muffins.....!!!!!!!! 

(and did you notice , I did 3 different sizes of muffins)




Either sprinkle immediately with fine sugar, or cool the muffins completely on the rack before doing icing them. 

In a bowl, whisk cream cheese, sugar, lime juice + zest and poppy seeds. Put this mixture in a ziplock bag and decorate as you like.




                           A Proud Lime 'N' Poppy seed Muffin. 





                                             Aaa...it was Scrumptious !!!!!!!!!

Enjoy warm and soft muffins with lime and poppy seeds with evening tea !!

Thank you so much for being here and stay tuned for more exciting recipes !

Much Love, 
 Sonia !





32 comments:

  1. looks awesome similar to key lime cupcakes I just made now I am hungry for more he

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  2. I love the photo with the lime lollipop. So cute! These sound delicious and were definitely buzz worthy! :-)

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  3. How cute are these?! They look delicious too! :)

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  4. lovely cupcakes and wonderfull presentation

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  5. Very cute cupcakes...and excellent presentation...Should have tasted great too..

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  6. Yummy! I like the 3 sizes muffins, so cute!

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  7. These cupcakes are so cute! Love it!

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  8. Cute cupcakes... loved the presentation.. awesome flavours:)
    Reva

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  9. These look delicious! And such creative ways to serve them!

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  10. I am so glad that you guys liked it...cheers, Sonia !

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  11. Very cute! I love the flavors, and the lime coasters!

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  12. These look so good and what a lovely flavour with the lime.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Happy weekend
    Carolyn

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  13. Muffins look so cute and delicious.

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  14. Hmmm..mm...such awesome looking muffins and I love the lime frosting very much too. So irresistible.
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Kristy

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  15. Luv the flavour nd the shots too:)

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  16. What a lovely clicks!! I love this combination of lime n poppy seeds:-)

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  17. Amazing!!!Sonia, these cute looking muffins are delish.Presentaion &Clicks...LOVELY!!!!!!!

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  18. They sure look scrumptious, Sonia. Three different sizes too! I'm lucky I can get one size muffin to "pop" out.

    Thanks for sharing...

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  19. Yum I love citrus and poppyseed! Never tried lime only lemon -- will definitely need to give it a go :)

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  20. So so adorable and they contain pretty much the best combo ever! Yummyummy. Beautiful photos too :)

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  21. Sonia, I love how you played around with your food and props! Each picture was so fun to look at. Not to mention these tiny muffins are too cute to eat (but would love to eat them of course!)!

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  22. Lime and poppy seed? No way! I always do lemon but now that I think about it I bet lime is way better! I love your creativity and the pictures as always are just amazing. The muffins in the cute little mugs is my favorite pic

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  23. awesome Sonia! Loved each pic...you really are good at styling food n taking great shots :). Certain it tasted as good as it looks.

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  24. Thank you so much to all my dear friends for stopping by and leaving words of appreciation. I'm so glad that you all liked the pictures and recipes....regards, Sonia !

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  25. Oh these look so yummy and refreshing! A super summer dessert!

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  26. They look absolutely divine! That is a flavor I adore. I'd love to have one or two with my green tea...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  27. Sonia, this looks so cute and I am sure with that lime flavor it will taste refreshing too. Beautiful presentation!

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  28. Sonia,
    As usual, your creativity in using ingredients and presentation is truly admirable! I love how you've used sour cream in this recipe - makes for moistest muffins :)

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