My local market had some really beautiful, ripe and juicy Meyer lemons so I purchased a few without having anything in mind that I wanted to use it for. I think it was more of an impulse buy. It was just too pretty! I baked a batch of these muffins; I figured chocolate goes with everything right? I’m more used to muffins with a crumbly texture, as I think that’s how you differentiate between muffins and cupcakes. Cupcakes have a more cake-like texture. These muffins were not as crumbly but airy, which was a pleasant surprise. You can taste the chocolate and the lemon is just in the background. I baked them in a mini muffin pan and they turned out so darn cute! I normally prefer baked goods with coffee but these would be wonderful with tea. Enjoy!
I had a couple of Meyer lemons that weren’t looking too vibrant so I decided to use them up in today’s baking. I also had some ricotta cheese as well. These two combined really do make a delicious batch of muffins. I was a bit worried that my batter was a bit on the thick side but in the end, it makes a very dense but airy muffin. The combination of the Meyer lemon, ricotta cheese and almond/almond extract really do marry well. If you like lemon muffins —you will love these!
I’ve been wanting a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for the longest time. Chris promised I can have one when we moved to our new house. And he’s a man of his word. (Thank you sweetie! :)) I found a really good deal at Costco last week and picked one up. I finally broke it in today and made a batch of honey meyer lemon olive oil muffins. It took less than five minutes to mix once all the ingredients are in there. I can’t believe I went on this long without this mixer! It’s totally worth it and my favorite appliance in the kitchen right now. I look forward to making more goodies soon!
I started this infusion two and a half months ago. I was supposed to bottle it two weeks ago but was not able to locate it due to the move. I found it today, filtered and bottled it just in time for the holiday baking. I used Meyer lemon for this but you can use whatever lemon you have available.