Rainy day baking

The weather has turned cold and there was even snowfall forecast for some areas. It was a perfect day to stay inside and keep cosy by baking something warm and sweet.

Lemon and Poppyseed Cupcakes
225g unsalted butter
225g sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbs poppy seeds
grated zest of one medium lemon

Preheat oven to 160C. With electric beaters, mix butter, sugar, flour and eggs for a few minutes until smooth. Add vanilla, poppy seeds and lemon zest.

Spoon mixture into muffin trays lined with paper cases. Bake until lightly golden and tops spring back when touched gently. Allow to cool a little and drizzle with a mixture of icing sugar and lemon juice. Eat as many as you like and do not feel guilty. Makes approx. 18.


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