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'Lemon' and Poppy Seed Muffins

'Lemon' and Poppy Seed muffins
Anna G. mentioned 'Lemon and Poppy seed muffins' on the Failsafe Eating Support Group on Facebook and I knew I just had to try them...  right now!!!  I googled and the one I picked was from "The English Kitchen".  If you don't have a Thermomix,  just check her recipe there for the order things go in.   I loved "Debunking the myths of English Cookery one recipe at a time."  It made me smile.

So, obviously I had to lose the lemon to make this Failsafe... but that was all.  I just needed to exchanged lemon juice for citric acid and water.

  • 80g water
  • 1 tsp Citric Acid
  • 220g Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Citric Acid, extra
  • 335g SR Flour
  • 2 tabs Poppy Seeds
  • 60g Butter, melted
  • 250g Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Combine Water and Citric Acid, stir until dissolved and set aside
  • Place sugar and extra Citric Acid into Thermomix and pulverise on speed 9 for 5 seconds
  • Put aside 2 tabs of the sugar mixture.
  • Add Flour and Poppy Seeds and combine on Speed 4-5 for 10 seconds
  • Scrape down, close lid and stir on Speed 3 while you add Citric mix, Butter,  Milk and Eggs through the top.  
  • Increase to speed 5 to really combine well, scraping sides if needed for about 7-10 seconds.
  • Put into muffin cases. (I always use paper muffin cases inside a 12-hole muffin tray)  
  • Sprinkle each with sugar mixture you put aside earlier
  • Mine made 12 when I used a 1/3 cup to scoop.
  • Bake in moderate oven for 20-25 minutes,  until cooked through and springy to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean.
Verdict:  I am eating one,  hot from the oven.  It's yummy and reminds me a bit of pancakes and lemon and sugar.  Mmmmmmm... pancakes.   I'll leave the rest alone until they're cool.  All the frillypantii are at the beach, while I bake.  They will be pleased when they get back,  all tired and hungry.

Tweeks:  The sugar on top... may as well leave that off.  It didn't translate well.  The original recipe used lemon-rind rubbed into the sugar.  Wow.  But,  this didn't work out so well.  So, just dump it all in the mix if you want.  No great loss.

Freezing:  These freeze and defrost in a school lunch box just fine.


  1. So glad you enjoyed! Not sure what a Thermomix is, but glad it worked out for you! Thanks for sharing! xxoo

  2. I made these last week and the kids loved them. Thanks!

  3. Thanks, Casey. That's great. By the way, have you seen the Failsafe Eating Support Group on Facebook? (See my links) You might be able to share some more ideas there!!

  4. Hi! Yes, I've been lurking around the FS Eating Support Group on FB too.... thanks!

  5. I've just bought a Bellini intelli kitchen maker. I'm loving reading all these recipes & can't wait to try them. We are failsafe, I'm delighted to have so many new things to try!

    1. Thanks for your comment. I wish you luck with the Bellini, I'd live to hear how that pans out for you. :) I hope you've also discovered the other failsafe and thermomix recipe blogs I have listed over on the right hand side. When you roll over the bar on the right, it'll give you some links to click.

      Good luck! frillypants x


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