When life hands you lemons: olive oil, lemon and cardamom muffins
May 14, 2011 § 4 Comments
A lemon tree grows outside my bedroom window bushy and tall, almost the height of the house. From my bed I can watch them ripen on the branches too high to reach. And when I can’t contain myself any longer, I head out with a ladder and pull them down. The skin is rich with its lemony oils that fill the house when they are brought inside.
How to make Olive Oil Lemon Cardamom Muffins
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
1 1/4 cups olive oil
3/4 cup milk
3 cups plain flour
1 dessert spoon of baking powder
Zest of 2 lemons
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground cardamom
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Stir all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until just combined. Cook for 1/2 an hour or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.
Yum, these look really divine. Have you ever made a similar, savoury muffin?
Strangely enough I have never even thought of making savory muffins with olive oil… Im sure it would work though. Good idea!
Oh to have a Lemon tree in my garden. Don’t think it would survive here. Those muffins look fab!
These look absolutely delicious and I can vouch for the fact that savoury muffins made with olive oil are gorgeous as well – my favourites are corn and chilli or pea, mint and feta. Cheddar cheese is also gorgeous in muffins although a little heavier.