Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffins - Lemon Week 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffins - Lemon Week 2011
Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffins

For the past couple years, I've dropped off a big bag of Meyer Lemons on justJenn's porch...a lemon fairy. justJenn had Lemon Week 2009 and 2010 and this year, I'm celebrating my dad's Meyer lemon tree with a week of lemon recipes too. Sure, I'm losing enamel on my teeth, but Meyer lemons make your kitchen smell fantastic so it's worth it!

Meyer Lemon Week 2011
It's Lemon Week 2011! Check out what justJenn is making, and check out my friend Mary on the East Coast who received a box of lemons from the Lemon Fairy. So far, she's made scones, muffins, and pasta.

Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffins - Lemon Week 2011
This recipe has fresh ginger and lemon zest. You whiz them together with some sugar in a food processor.

Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffin 1
I always use a disher to, well, as the name implies, dish out the batter so they are all relatively the same size. The crown on the muffin is really nice and perky. :)

Meyer Lemon Ginger Muffins 2
After coming out the oven, a lemon/powdered sugar glaze is drizzled on top while the muffins are still a bit warm.

Simply Recipes - Lemon Ginger Muffins
My adaptations: I used Meyer lemons, I rubbed the zest into the sugar before adding it to the butter, and I used sour cream instead of yogurt because that's what I had in my fridge! I made 1/2 the recipe and got 9 you might get more than 12 if you make the full recipe.
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Aveen said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I could get hold of Meyer lemons! The downside of living in the middle of nowhere in the UK... I do have loads of normal lemons though and a jar of preserved ginger in syrup so I think I might give these a go today :)

Helena said... [Reply to comment]

I love how your muffins have such a pretty shape :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

They look lovely...I had no idea you use the ice cream scoop with muffin batter...I just learned something new about you!

briarrose said... [Reply to comment]

Lemon and ginger.....oh that looks good. Wonderful fresh taste.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

What does a girl have to do to get a visit or a gift from the lemon fairy? Cuz I want some of these lemons to make some of these very muffins. They look super delish Mary.

KK said... [Reply to comment]

Lemon week - yay! I had a meyer lemon tree in the backyard of my last house...loved it. I would be tickled pink to "go shopping" in my backyard...(my little inside joke with myself)...

The Lemon Ginger Muffins lool yummy... The photography is off the chain!

Nina said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful! Love that you used Meyer. Great use for them!!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, these sound great. My boyfriend loves ginger and lemon zest, so these are just so perfect. And I don't make muffins often, so the tip about using the scoop is really neat too. :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Yum - I have some (supermarket bought) meyer lemons and ginger in the've given me a good idea!

krissy @ said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Mary! Thank you for stopping by our food blog. It was such a pleasure meeting you at the Korean Top Chef taping. Your pictures on your blog are beautiful! Very impressed :) Since you live so close (and work even closer), we should definitely get together to eat! I'll add you on our Blog Roll and we'll be in touch.
-Krissy @ The Food Addicts

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Losing the enamel on your teeth!! Too funny. FINALLY found Meyer's here at a local grocery store. Good stuff, just like these muffins look.

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious! Alot of the times I prefer a glaze over gobs of frosting!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh. Want.

Nikki said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, these look fantastic. Right now I live in a climate too cold for a lemon tree but as soon as I get somewhere warm enough I want to plant my own.

Heidi said... [Reply to comment]

Last year when my blog name (Heidi's Full Plate) was swiped, I did a lemon series. . . "When life gives you lemons. . . "( I love anything lemon and can't wait to try some of your lemony recipes.

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