First, it was the running nose, then soar throat and followed by cough. Even though I have recovered from the earlier 2 but the cough just refuse to get any better. I have been coughing for almost 3 weeks now. This has not only affected my sleep but also completely drained me of my energy.
I was not prepared to bake any stuff until I am fully recovered. But the lemon sitting in my fridge has been crying out to me..........please, please eat ME! I realised that if I do not use it any sooner, in no time it join the rest of perishables in the garbage bin. In order not to waste any food, with or without energy I decided to bake some Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes.
By adding Poppy seeds they gave the cupcakes extra texture. With each bite it feel like I am eating caviar..……..oh, my imagination must have gone wild (not my fault this must be the flu bug)
To make the cupcakes more appealing, I decided to decorate them with some flowers made from royal icing.
As for the recipe of the cupcakes......
200g castor sugar
250g self raising flour
1 1/2 tbsp poppy seed
rind and juice from 1 lemon
1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
2. Add in eggs; one at a time and mix well.
3. Stir in lemon rind.
4. Fold in flour alternate with lemon juice, ending with flour.
5. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 170C.