Monday, March 22, 2010

Lemon Streusel Muffins

Franny has recently become obsessed with muffins. She loves them! So if I ever want to make her day, all I have to do is whip up a batch of muffins. I don't think that kid has met a muffin she doesn't like yet. I should get a little more creative and hide zucchini and carrots; but for now, I'm sticking to what I love- recipes like this:

Lemon Streusel Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tb grated lemon peel
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

For the streusel:
3 Tb flour
3 Tb sugar
1 Tb cold butter

For the glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, butter, lemon peel and lemon juice. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix, just until moistened. Let batter rest for 5 minutes. Grease or paper line muffin cups and fill the cups 3/4 full.
In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter. Using your hands or a pastry blender, mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter.
Bake muffins at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and remove onto a wire rack.
Mix together the powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over warm muffins. (My glaze ended up so thin that I just brushed it on over the streusel that kind of melted into a glaze itself. Very tasty.)

1 comment:

Sheryl said...

Yummy! Just wanted to let you know that I made my first chicken & artichoke casserole for a family gathering. It was a big hit!! I made my whole menu this week from my cookbook that you created for Julia. LOVE IT!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails