Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ants in your pants Anise Lemon Poppy Seed

Anise? anybody? What i do know. Its seed pod is shaped like a star. Its used as a spice in eastern style cooking. Its a funny looking plant it the produce section that looks like a cross between nappa cabbage and dill weed. And it tastes like licorice, which makes this the first muffin that if i ate the muffins i make i definitely would not eat. But if you like licorice this is your muffin.

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp poppy seed ( typed poopy seeds at first)
Zest of one lemon
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp anise extract
1 "egg"
3/4 cup "yogurt"
1 cup of orange juice

*preheat oven to 350

Combine dry ingredients including poppy seed and zest in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine "yogurt", "egg", extracts and orange juice. Add wet to dry and stir until just mixed. Spoon into lined muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. i would like to see these muffins topped with sugar icing.
    6 and a half muffins (because of no icing)