Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Muffins for Breakfast; Muffins for Tea

We adore muffins for breakfast
They're easy to put together
They bake up in a thrice
And there are so many different kinds of muffins
that you could go at least a month 
without having the same muffin twice!

Poppyseed poundcake muffins
Baked in grandmother's cast iron "gem" pan

It makes great muffins
Not too big
But not mini-muffins either!

And a pan of muffins
with homemade jams
Or rather lime curd and crab apple jelly
With cups of steaming hot coffee
Make a great breakfast

But alas, eleven muffins are too much for the two of us for breakfast
Even smaller size ones

Leftovers, however

Make a great afternoon tea!
And these muffins are as good with tea in the afternoon as they were with coffee in the morning

A shameless beggar
both at breakfast and tea time.

She figures that no one can resist that face.
(and Husband Jim can't!)


2 c. flour
1 T. poppy seeds
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 t. vanilla

In small bowl, stir together flour, poppy seeds, salt and baking soda.    In large bowl, cream sugar and butter.    Beat in eggs, one at a time.    Add yogurt and vanilla extract; mix well.    Stir in flour mixture until dry ingredients are moistened.    Spoon batter into greased muffin tins.

Bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.    Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Yield:   1 dozen regular size muffins.     (I got a few more in my smaller pans)

NOTE:   I added the zest of an orange and for tea time, I glazed them with a bit of orange juice and powdered sugar.    I recommend both additions.

It's Thursday and I'm sharing breakfast and lunch with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch  for Tablescape Thursday and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.


Marlis said...

Well, she has me wrapped around her sweet face already! Love the vintage pan. Pretty table too. xo marlis

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I should have the sweet doggy and I should have those wonderful muffins...yes that will do it...oh no I forgot I should have your wonderful home that I love seeing when I click on your blog...yep...that will do it...come on over for a visit...

Sarah said...

Yum! We have a sweet doggie that wants us to share anything we might be eating. ;-)

Alycia Nichols said...

That cast iron muffin pan is worth its weight in gold!!!!!! I can remember my Grandmother's. I wish I would have been smart enough to get it after she passed. I didn't treasure all of those things back then the way I do now. :-(

I'm a muffin gal, too! Anytime of the day is alright by me!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay dry!

Chubby Chieque said...

I might try. SOunds not to fattening.

ENjoy you w/end.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC girl @ D´BoX

Thibeault's Table said...

I love poppy seeds in pound cake. I know I will like your muffins.


Bonnie said...

Looks delicious and so inviting.