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Delicious lemon glazed muffins: a burst of citrus freshness

Delicious lemon glazed muffins: a burst of citrus freshness

These delicious Lemon Glazed Muffins are the perfect way to start your day with a burst of citrus goodness. Each muffin is tender and moist, infused with the bright flavor of fresh lemons and topped with a tangy lemon glaze. The combination of lemon zest and lemon juice provides a refreshing and invigorating taste that will leave you wanting more. These muffins are ideal for breakfast, brunch or as a delicious snack any time of the day.

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Why you'll love it: You'll love these lemon muffins for their light, fluffy texture and the vibrant, fresh lemon flavor that infuses every bite. The sour cream in the batter adds delicious moisture and richness, ensuring the muffins stay moist and tender. The lemon glaze adds an extra layer of sweetness and tang, making these muffins truly irresistible. They are easy to make and perfect for any occasion, bringing a touch of sunshine to your table.

Perfect occasion: These muffins are perfect for any occasion where you want to brighten up the table with a delicious homemade treat. They are ideal for breakfast or brunch, afternoon tea or as a sweet snack to enjoy with your favorite drink. Their beautiful appearance and refreshing flavor make them a great option for a homemade gift or a delicious addition to guests' breakfasts. They are also perfect for special occasions like Mother's Day, bridal showers or any spring or summer celebration.

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Decorating Tips: For an elegant presentation, consider adding a light dusting of powdered sugar to the icing for a touch of sweetness and a beautiful finish. You can also garnish the muffins with a small piece of lemon zest or a thin slice of lemon for a pop of color. Serve the muffins in decorative pans or arrange them on a pretty platter or cake stand to enhance their visual appeal. If you want to add a festive touch, consider using edible flowers or a drizzle of white chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups (10 1/8 oz) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7 oz) sugar
  • The zest of two medium lemons
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream, room temperature

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin for 12 servings with tulip molds.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and fine sea salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar and lemon zest with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until well combined.
  5. Add the lemon extract and vanilla extract, beating until well combined.
  6. On low speed, add the flour mixture in two additions, alternating with half of the sour cream after each addition. Mix until combined. The dough will be thick.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  8. Bake at 375°F for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into muffins comes out clean, about 12 to 16 minutes more. Do not overcook.
  9. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Brush the tops of the muffins with glaze using a small pastry brush.

Icing:

  • 1 cup (4 oz) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, melted butter and fresh lemon juice until smooth. Adjust the lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. Brush glaze on top of cooled muffins.

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