Muffin Mondy 03 Spicy: Lemon and Candied Ginger Muffins

Muffin Monday Gourmet of Un tocco di zenzero hosts the 3 rd Muffin Monday. This time the muffins have to be very spicy. Translated to German there a some ways of interpretation: using a lot of spices, savoury, hot or condimental. I focus on candied ginger in a sweet muffin, this is very spicy for my palate.

Lemon and Candied Ginger Muffins

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Spicy and delicious!

-========= REZKONV-Recipe – RezkonvSuite v1.4
Title: Lemon and Candied Ginger Muffins
Categories: Muffins
Yield: 12 Servings


210 grams   All purpose flour, 1 3/4 cup
2 teasp.   Baking powder
1/2 teasp.   Salt
57 grams   Butter, soft, 1/4 cup
100 grams   Sugar, 1/2 cup
2 large   Eggs
1 teasp.   Vanilla extract
      Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tbsp zest)
180 ml   Milk 1,5 % fat, 3/4 cup
100 grams   Candied ginger, in small pieces, 1/2 cup
2-3 tablesp.   Lemon juice
1 cup   Confectioners sugar


  Edited *RK* 05/26/2007 by
  Ulrike Westphal


Preheat oven to 225 °C/400 °F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the lemon zest and vanilla extract. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter/sugar mix, working in two or three additions and beating at a low speed (or by hand) only until just combined. Stir in candied ginger. Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 15 minutes, until a tester comes out clean and the top of the muffin springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack, drizzling with lemon glaze (below) while muffins are still slightly warm.

Lemon Glaze

In a small bowl, combine confectioners‘ sugar with enough lemon juice to make a glaze that will drizzle easily from the tines of a fork. You don’t have to be exact, and can always add either a bit more juice or a bit more sugar to achieve a good consistency. Drizzle a little glaze over each muffin and let dry for at least a few minutes before serving.


Don’t miss the first batch of muffins received for MM03 posted here.

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5 thoughts on “Muffin Mondy 03 Spicy: Lemon and Candied Ginger Muffins

  1. Freya (Gast)

    I keep thinking about what spicy ingredients to put in muffins other than chilli and I did think about doing something with candied ginger because it has a certain, delicious heat.
    You beat me to it and I love the sound of these muffins!


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