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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lemon Crumb Muffins . . . For Breakfast and For Tea

In the Pittsburg Morning Sun this week there was a recipe for
Lemon Crumb Muffins

I love anything lemon!
And so I made them

Lemon Crumb Muffins
(Lisa Abraham)

They were great for tea that afternoon

In their red and white stripe papers
they looked quite festive!

 And anything lemon goes really well with tea!

But what to do with the leftovers?

They make a great breakfast bread the next day!


For the crumb topping:

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter

For the muffins:

1/2 t. salt
3 c. sugar
1/2 t. baking soda
4 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 c. sour cream
2 T. plus 2 t. fresh lemon juice
zest of 4 lemons

For the glaze:

3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice

Heat oven to 350

Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl and gradually mix in melted butter until it resembles corn meal.

In a large bowl, sift together the salt, sugar, baking powder and flour.    Add butter and blend with two forks until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, then add sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest.    Mix well.

Sift flour and egg mixtures together.

Coat 24 muffin tins well with Pam or line with cupcake liners.    Fill each three-quarters full  with batter.    Cover generously with crumb topping.    Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.    Remove from oven and cool.

Prepare glaze by mixing lemon juice with sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar.   Use a toothpick to poke holes around the crown of each muffin and spoon glaze over the tops.


Susan Swearingen said...

I'm going to try these, Martha! They look delicious. I, too, love anything lemon!

Pondside said...

I'm another lemon-lover, and so is The Great Dane. These sound good, and a little different.

Rondi said...

Yum,yum, those look delicious!

Rondi said...

Yum,yum, those look delicious!

Anonymous said...

About how many muffins did this recipe make?