Its been so nice with the windows open I just can't hold back the baking urges. Long ago, in the time before Pang and I became roomies, she bought me some lovely poppy seeds from the Amish Market in Hagerstown. So finally I made something with them.
They are little wee muffins
Orange Poppy Seed Muffins
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour or part whole wheat
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
2 tbsp grated orange peel
2 tbsp orange juice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 muffin tins.
2. Cream together butter and sugar (there is a correct and incorrect way to do this as I learned the hard way). Add the other wet ingredients to the creamed mix one at a time.
3. Mix the dry ingredients together and then add to the wet. Stir until just blended. Bake 17-20 minutes.
Orange Cream Cheese Butter
1/2 cup butter
1 (3oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp grated orange
1. Combine all ingredients- mix until smooth and store in a covered container in the fridge.
2. Serve over warm muffins
They were so good I ate two right off the bat