Tuesday, January 18, 2011
TWD - Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
When hubs and I were first married and living in Ohio we became great friends with the couple that lived next door to us. They eventually ended up following us to South Carolina to work with BMW so over the years we spent a lot of time together. Besides having the cutest kids (one of which has graduated from college and one is a sophmore in college....where does the time go?) that I fell madly in love with, Kay was the first "gourmet cook" that I knew. We were invited to their house often for dinner and I always remember thinking, "How does she know how to do all of this?" She would cook things like shrimp and pasta in a cream sauce and roasted spaghetti squash which at the time seemed so exotic to me. One of things she would often drop off at the house were her lemon poppyseed muffins. If I remember correctly, she made mini-muffins and they were absolutely my favorite. So every time I've thought about making them, I've always changed my mind because I knew they would never be as good as hers!
It's probably been at least ten years since I've had one of Kay's so maybe I've over romaticized them in my head but I doubt it. And since I don't have her recipe, I'm going to have to stick with Dorie's which actually didn't turn out to be a bad substitute. I opted for adding some lemon/pear marmalade in the middle and hubs loved them.
Thanks to Betsy of A Cup of Sweetness for hosting this week. Check out her site for Dorie's recipe. In the meantime, maybe Kay will send me her's!