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May 4, 2012

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I zested the last lemon I had...and baked lemon poppy seed yogurt muffins yesterday, drizzled atop with a icing of yogurt and confectioner's sugar. 
Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Muffins  
(they're so light and fluffy and scrumptious, more like a cupcake)

2 cups all purpose unbleached white flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, whisked together
Zest of one lemon, plus its juice, or you can use that and confectioner's sugar to make icing
1 cup (240 ml) plain yogurt or sour cream

Mix dry ingredients together.  Melt butter, then allow to cool.  Add sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and yogurt, then pour into bowl with dry ingredients.  Bake in a 12 muffin tin lined with papers at 350' for about 20 minutes.  Let cool and then drizzle icing on top.  

Recipe adapted from:  http://www.joyofbaking.com/muffins/PoppySeedMuffins.html#ixzz1tumwI1CV
In our church, we use beeswax candles, and when it's warm outside, we open the windows a bit and the breeze makes them drip.  They are beautiful, when the drip.  The children often put out the small candles and we recycle them (return the stubs to the monastery in WV, where they melt them down again, and pull the small wicks out and make more candles!) and sometimes they create sculptures or art...Olivia made a plate, cup, spoon, knife and napkin out of wax.
Almost all of our lovely yellow irises are abloom.  They smell very nice, like oranges, actually.

The feast of St. George is always May 6 (which is actually April 23rd on the old calendar) and this year it happens to fall on a Sunday, which is really great, because it is the name of our church, so it's a big deal and it's still during the Paschal season.  We celebrate our Lord's Resurrection by greeting one another with "Christ is Risen!"  and respond "Truly He is Risen" until the Lord's Ascension into heaven.  ♥  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

6 comments:

Anastasia said...

Alithos Anesti! Those muffins looks great... I will surely make them really soon... May you have a blessed and wonderful weekend too!!!

Mimi said...

Happy Feast to your Parish!
I am not sure I've ever seen yellow irises, lovely!

mamashara said...

I've got some lemons on the bench, so I might make these muffins today!!

I bought some beeswax recently and an old pot from the op shop to use specifically for the wax. I love to just pick up the block of wax and breathe in the beautiful smell!!

GretchenJoanna said...

Scrumptious!
Lemon & poppyseed = the best!

Sarah in Indiana said...

Have a wonderful feast! Our parish's patron is St. George also, but we use the new calendar so we celebrated a couple of weeks ago. We were also celebrating our parish's 85th anniversary so our Bishop came.

Molly Sabourin said...

Well done, Martha! I love the warm tones of your yellows, and those muffins look delicious! Thanks for participating! : )