Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Recently I have come to love the flavor of lemon. I always liked the lemon jelly beans and lemon lime soda but if I had to choose between a lemon bar and a brownie, I would always go with the brownie. Now, however, the choice would be difficult. I also love the complexity of lemon and chocolate together--although not all the time, just in certain situations. I won't pass up a scoop of lemon custard and a drizzle of hot fudge but a lemon bar with chocolate topping might be a little strange.

When I came across these Lemon Yogurt Muffins on a blot I was reading, I thought this was perfect. We currently have at least ten lemons and a bunch of leftover yogurt so I didn't even have to shop for this recipe.

I'm a dough taster, and if the batter is good I'm confident the final product will be. I don't want to hear it about the raw eggs, I know, I know but so be it. I tasted this batter after it came together and didn't notice the lemon at all. It was very faint and so it tasted kinda like plain batter. So, I added a dash of almond extract...still nothing. So I added a bit more sugar and zest of one more lemon. Still nothing...but I decided to go with it.

The final product is as bland as the batter. The texture is also a little strange with these muffins--somewhere between angel food cake and crumpets...complete with lots of nooks and crannys, especially on the bottom. I don't think I'll make these again--they were ok with the added honey on them and they'd probably be good with jam and butter but they are not the spurt of lemony freshness I envisioned for a quick grab and go breakfast.

The recipe at Macheesmo.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I've bookmarked these to make -- let me know if you make them and I'll come over and help you eat them!:

Also, I made these muffins tonight and they are delish!,0,5640971.story