Friday, November 28, 2014

Lemon Cardamom Muffins


We have a new tradition. Titus goes to swimming classes every Sunday morning, and Dante gets to stay home and bake something. This Sunday, we made Lemon-Cardamom Muffins. A lovely treat, perfect for Sunday afternoon fika sessions.

Lemon Cardamom Muffins
makes 12

100 g butter, softened
190 g sugar
2 eggs
200 ml yogurt (or Swedish filmjölk)
1 tbsp lemon juice
zest of one lemon
270 g flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
pinch of vanilla powder
1 tsp crushed cardamom seeds (Buy whole ones and crush the in a pestle and mortar - much more flavorful than ready-ground)

to decorate:
pearl sugar

Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add the yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, soda, salt and vanilla powder. Add the cardamom. Fold this into the wet ingredients.

Dollop into muffin cases placed in a muffin tin. Top each with a little pearl sugar. Bake at 200°C for 15-18 minutes.


Anonymous said...

The lemon cardamom muffins are so light and tasty. I had the lemon peel but not any lemon juice so substituted lime juice. Also forgot the pearl sugar but will add it next time.
They made a great Sunday breakfast treat. I will have to serve these next time the fika group is over for our Swedish practice.

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight! Loved the lemon flavour, but next time I'll add more Cardamom to boost the flavour.