I am not sure what it is about poppyseeds, but I love anything with poppyseeds in them. When I lived out West we used to be able to buy the best poppyseed sweet buns at the grocery store bakery in Medicine Hat. They were to die for! I have been craving them ever since! I will have to find myself a recipe one day and make my own. These muffins are not quite buns, but they are quite delicious in a different sort of way!
They really are fabulous muffins, with a lovely orange flavour. There is a whole TBS of orange zest in them. This really gives them a nice bright flavour!
I like to add an orange glaze to brush on the hot muffins which adds an additional level of orange flavours and some moistness. It's optional though so you can certainly leave it off if you wish and the muffins will still be great!
The poppy seeds add a bit of colour and crunch! Nice, nice!
They have a beautiful texture. Nice and light! Not heavy in the least. Just like little puffs of air. I hope you will give them a go! You won't be sorry!
*Orange Poppyseed Muffins*Makes 9 muffins
Happy Sunday and Bon Appetit!