Imperfect Paradise by Dan Dembiczak - I'm so proud of Dan Dembiczak, whose first novel - Imperfect Paradise - is available for sale in both eBookor Paperback on Amazon.com! The story follows ...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
For our breakfasts this week, Dan wanted to try a new recipe for lemon muffins. They produce smaller muffins than our standard recipe, but they have a great, refreshing lemon flavor.
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 Tbspn sugar
1 Tbspn baking powder
1 tspn salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray one standard muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; blend well. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Turn off heat and allow to cool. When butter is cooled but still liquid, whisk in lemon juice, eggs and most of lemon zest, reserving some zest for garnish on top of muffins. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients and blend until well moistened. Spoon into greased muffin tins, evenly sprinkle top of batter with 1 T sugar and remaining zest. Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
(Recipe Courtesy Recipezaar.com)