*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            LEMON SLICE MUFFINS
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Muffins                          Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3                    Lemons
    1       tb           Water
      1/2   c            Sugar, Or More, If Needed
    6       tb           Unsalted Butter
    2       c            Flour
    2       ts           Baking Powder
      1/2   ts           Baking Soda
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2                    Eggs
    1       c            Milk
   Preheat oven to 400øF.  Butter standard size muffin
   tins. Finely grate the zest from the lemons, removing
   only the bright yellow portion of the peel. Set the
   lemons aside.  Combine the zest, the water and 1/4 cup
   of the sugar in a small saucepan.  Stir over medium
   heat for about 2 minutes, just until the sugar
   dissolves.  Add the butter and stir until melted,
   about 1 minute longer.  Set aside. With a sharp knife
   remove and discard all the remaining peel from the
   lemons.  Cut the lemons crosswise into slices about
   1/4 inch thick; discard any seeds.  You will need
   about 12 nicely shaped slices. Put about 1 teaspoon of
   the remaining sugar in the bottom of each prepared
   muffin cup and place a lemon slice on top. In a medium
   bowl, stir and toss together the flour, baking powder,
   baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a larger bowl
   whisk together the eggs, milk and the reserved lemon
   mixture until smooth.  Add the combined dry
   ingredients and stir just until blended. Spoon into
   the tins, filling about 3/4 full. Bake until a
   toothpick comes out clean, 15 - 20 minutes.
   Immediately invert the tins; the muffins should fall
   out.  If they resist, nudge them with a knife. * Makes
   about 12 standard muffins. * Source: Williams Sonoma
   Kitchen Library, Muffins and Quickbreads Book.
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