Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Breakfast: Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

 I usually like to make my muffins from scratch, but I cheated a little with this one because we had this bag of blueberry muffin mix on hand.  But even if you use a premixed batter, you can always doctor them up to taste even better! I followed the directions on the bag and then added 1 TBSP of poppyseeds and about 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the batter. While they were baking, I decided to whip up a sugary lemon glaze to top the muffins. I added a few TBSPs of lemon juice to about 1/3 of a cup of powdered sugar and popped it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. (The measurements on that really don't matter that much...it just depends on how tart or sweet you want your glaze. Play around with it!) After the muffins come out of the over, I slathered on the glaze with a heavy-hand because it's so freaking good lol. I let the muffins cool, sprinkled with a little powdered sugar and tasted. Results: Mmmm mmmm geeewwd! I wanted an extra lemony zing, so I served these with lemon curd (that yellow blob you see above lol).

Happy Sunday!
MK

p.s. TIP OF THE DAY: If you don't have powdered sugar on hand, don't run out and buy any! You can make your own at home. All you need is regular granulated sugar and a blender. Put the sugar in the blender and blend it for about a minute. Check out the consistency, if it looks and feels like powdered sugar, you're done! If not, keep blending until it does but don't overdo it :D  I forget where I picked that tip up but it's come in handy so much!

8 lovely readers said...:

Meghan said...

I've never known that about powdered sugar! Does it really come out the same consistency? Does it increase the volume?

Melly Kay said...

yes it comes out the same. (if you still have granules you haven't blended enough) & the volume increases some but not that much :)

Mandy said...

Muffins are my favorite thing!

amylou said...

blueberry and poppyseed! That sounds heavenly! Two of my favorites in one. =)

Sabe said...

Wowwww, these look magical! My favorite sort of muffin. <3

Lucky's Luna said...

Thanks for that powered sugar tip, we never have it at my house >_<

I BLEED PINK said...

These look super yummy!!!

shawni marie said...

Wow, these are making my mouth water!! Yum yum!