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 filmj�lk)
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.