Lemon, yoghurt + polenta muffins

Lemon, yoghurt + polenta muffins

By
From
Eat This, My Friend
Makes
12 muffins
Photographer
Jade O'Donahoo; Huw Rogers

We have a lemon tree in our backyard, but it is no ordinary lemon tree. It grows the biggest, juiciest, sweetest lemons and is always so laden with fruit that the branches hang almost to the ground. No one leaves my house without a bag full of lemons – we couldn’t possibly get through them all, no matter how many batches of these muffins I bake.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g plain flour
110g polenta
2 teaspoons baking powder
230g raw caster sugar
2 eggs
185g full-cream plain yoghurt
125ml mild olive oil
1 lemon, finely grated zest and juiced

Icing

Quantity Ingredient
60g icing sugar
1 tablespoon full-cream plain yoghurt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Combine the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl by whisking lightly, then set aside. In another bowl, combine the eggs, yoghurt, oil, lemon juice and zest and mix on high speed for a minute using an electric mixer. Pour in the flourpolenta mix and fold through gently until just combined.
  3. Spoon the batter into a 12-hole muffin tin lined with paper cases.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Make the icing (frosting) by whisking the yoghurt and sugar with a fork, until smooth. If it is not runny enough, add a little bit more yoghurt. Conversely, if the mix is a bit runny, add more sugar, or cornflour (cornstarch), to thicken it up.
  6. Use a spoon to drizzle the icing onto the cooled cakes, and leave to set for an hour.
  7. The muffins will keep for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Vegetarian
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