I had mentioned before that I wanted to make Dorie’s lemon poppy seed muffins from her Baking book. I am addicted to Poppy Seed Salad Dressing and have it on a salad with a little chicken or ham, tomatoes, cuke, or sometimes it’s just greens, whatever I have on hand, for lunch at least 3-4 days/week. I probably couldn’t pass a drug test! I also love lemon poppy seed anything.
So I finally got some poppy seeds and made these, without the lemon glaze, because they’re so good they don’t really need any topping. With it, I think they could easily pass for dessert. One of the interesting things about this recipe is she has you rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers. Ooooh, the fragrant result is amazing. In fact, I was thinking that the next time I want to make fresh lemonade and don’t have quite enough lemons for what I want, I’ll bet I could zest the lemons I have and rub it in with the sugar I’m going to use, and then add the lemon juice and water like usual and it would still have enough flavor. Just a thought.
I’m not going to share the recipe because I followed it exactly from her book (p. 10) and, at the risk of sounding like Brilynn or a paid advertiser, this is a cookbook worth buying and I’m not going to post a recipe I didn’t change at all when I expect to post several Dorie baking experiences here. Since my cooling rack is just like the one in the photo in her book, I couldn’t help but take the pictures on top of my marble board too!