At the risk of repeating myself over and over and over, I must say the last Monday of each month makes me feel as happy as a kid in a toy store… Why? It is the day in which bloggers of my group at The Secret Recipe Club reveal which blog they were assigned to cook from, and post their recipes. This month, I could not be more pleased with my assignment. I got April’s blog, Angels Homestead. April is a very active participant of the club. You see, we have a Facebook group to discuss issues, make sure everyone is aware of what needs to be done (participation forms to be filled, upcoming Reveal Days), and April is always there with her very unique and personal touch. I was thrilled to cook from her blog! It took me just a few minutes to settle on a recipe, because right when I got the assignment I was wondering about something to bake and take to our department. Lemon poppy-seed muffins seemed perfect. And perfect they were! 😉
If you want to make a batch of muffins to cheer your co-workers early in the morning, here’s the way to do it: before going to bed, measure the dry ingredients, place the flour in a large bowl, the baking powder and baking soda on small bowls next to it. Get the two eggs ready to go, same for poppy seeds, sugar, and lemon. Place paper liners in your muffin pan. Measure the butter, the yogurt (or sour cream), and place both in the fridge. Marvel at your uncanny sense of organization, and go to sleep. Have pleasant dreams.
Next morning, turn the oven on. Grab the yogurt from the fridge, zest and juice the lemon, add the poppy seeds and mix them al together.
Beat the sugar with the butter and the eggs, add the poppy seeds mixture, incorporate all very well. Add the dry ingredients and mix gently. Add scoops of the batter to the muffin pan, trying to add the same amount to each paper liner. If you are like me, at this stage of the day the caffeine has not kicked in yet, so your consistency won’t be stellar. Oh, well… Do your best.
Now, all you have to do is bake those babies, and get ready to brighten up the morning of your colleagues. If you can make that a Monday morning, even better… 😉
for a printable version of the recipe, click here
For some serious fun with the productions of my fellow Secret Recipe members, click on the blue frog that is smiling at you at the bottom of the post. She is a bit cross-eyed, but still pretty adorable.
April, I hope you know how much I enjoyed getting assigned to your blog this month! A real special treat… 😉
ONE YEAR AGO: Secret Recipe Club: Mascarpone Brownies
TWO YEARS AGO: Salmon Tacos
THREE YEARS AGO: Cinnamon Turban Bread
FOUR YEARS AGO: Summertime Gratin