Oh, reality does bite sometimes.
So, I pulled the transparent equivalent of potato chips out of my eyes, and went to the kitchen.
This morning, it was a return to an old favorite: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Dorie Greenspan's Baking book. (When the Tuesdays with Dorie group does this one, I'll be ready and can vouch for its deliciousness!)
Save your friends the hassle of putting jam on their muffin - place it on the inside!
The topping is a mix of powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.
I picked up some Holland Blue Poppy Seeds from Penzy's on my last visit and wanted to give them a whirl. When I read Dorie's "Playing Around" section that suggests putting a teaspoon of jam in the center, I was there!
One teaspoon of raspberry jam is placed in the center. Dorie also suggests using blueberry jam - that would be delicious too!
The muffin is filled pretty full (makes 12) and they puff up nicely.