I think these might actually be the best muffins I have ever baked. The batter is rested overnight, which really develops the lemon flavour and they taste just like the muffins you get from coffee shops. They are light and lemony and delicious.
I wish I could take the credit for this recipe, but it actually comes from the Bouchon Bakery book, which I cannot recommend highly enough. I have made a few recipes from this book and they’ve always turned out brilliantly.
The other thing I love about them is the instructions for baking in small panettone cases. I bought these cases quite a while ago and I have been struggling to come up with a recipe to bake in them. I tried to make mini panettones a while ago, but I didn’t know the amount of dough to put in the case and then I ruined the cooking time – so these muffins were just perfect.
You will absolutely love this recipe, and if you don’t have panettone cases, you can make them in normal muffins cases in a muffin tin, but add an extra 5 minutes to the cooking time.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- 6 x mini panettone cases
- 161 g Plain Flour
- 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Fleur de Sel
- 234 g Granulated Sugar
- 170 g Egg
- 3/4 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
- 194 g Unsalted Butter melted and still warm
- 60 g Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Lemon Zest approx 1 lemon
- 1 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
- Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and then add the salt, stir to combine.
- Place the sugar, eggs and vanilla bean paste in a large bowl and whisk together until it's lighter in colour and emulsified together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in two batches, whisking until fully mixed each time.
- Take the melted butter and pour it into the batter, whisking at the same time, keep whisking until the butter is fully incorporated.
- Add the lemon juice and whisk until it is fully mixed in. Then add the zest and poppy seeds and fold in gently so you don't knock out any air in the muffin mix.
- Transfer the batter to an airtight container and put a lid on it and place it in the fridge overnight or for up to 36 hours.
- The next day to make the muffins, pre-heat the oven to 220C Fan and place the panettone cases on a baking tray.
- Place 130g of batter in each panettone case, the easiest way to do this is place your case on a digital scale, set it to 0 and then add the batter until it reaches 130g. Place the cases on a baking tray.
- When you have filled all 6 cases, place them in the oven and immediately drop the temperature to 170C Fan and bake for 30 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- When they are cooked place them on a cooling rack, they are best eaten on the day they are baked but will keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container.
Thanks for reading.