Monday, March 9, 2009

Lemon Streusel Muffins

Lemon Streusel Muffins
1 dozen

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup cake flour (I used regular flour)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup lemon juice (I used 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup water)
1/2 cup lemon yogurt
4 egg whites
for streusel
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cold butter

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg yolks and lemon peel. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with lemon juice and yogurt. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Grease muffin cups or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter. For streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Perfect for summertime! :-)


Heather said...

these sound yummy. i think i might have to make these!

Farrah said...

We love lemon muffins in this house and so I think this will be a hit. I just need to get some cake flour for I never have any on hand when I need it!

Mrs. H. said...

I hope y'all like them! Farrah, I didn't have cake flour on hand and used two cups of regular flour instead. The cake flour might have made the muffins a little lighter, but I prefer a more dense muffin. :-)

Anonymous said...

any substitutes for lemon yogurt???

Kathryn said...

I've yet to make lemon muffins and these sound fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday. Have a great week and hope to see you again next week!

shopannies said...

my mom used to make lemmon muffins all the time they were so very tasty

Winnie said...

Love this! It's definitely something I'm gonna try
Thanks for sharing :)
I'm pinning this