Friday, 28 December 2012

post-Christmas cupcakes

OK, hands up: who's feeling the consequences of Christmas with stodgy, bloated stomachs and the desire to detox for the new year? It's natural, it's common, it's understandable yet why deprive yourself of yummy food when you know, deep down, that's the last thing you want to do. Well these poppy seed and lemon cupcakes are a healthy alternative that still have the appearance of being indulging but are filled with fresh lemons- a successful component in detox dieting because of the ability to break down the build up of toxins in the body while contributing to short term weight loss. Result ;-)

You will need...
1 lemon
50g wholemeal flour,
2 table spoons of poppy seeds,
50g butter,
1 egg,
50g sultanas

What to do...
  • mix the butter with the sugar in a bowl and then beat in the egg. 
  • Squeeze the juice out of a lemon and pour into the bowl of ingredients
  • combine the poppy seeds and then fold in the flour
  • mix in the sultanas and then spoon the mixture into cake cases.
  • bake for approximately twenty minutes at 180 degrees.
  • I then juiced a second lemon and lightly spread it on top for extra flavour and a shinier finish but this is entirely optional.


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