Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lemon Yoghurt Muffins

Ingredients: Yields about 6 muffins

100 gm. cake flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon paste (optional)
100 gm. plain yoghurt
50 gm. sugar
50 gm. Butter
1 egg


(1) Mix butter and sugar together and double-boil over a pot of simmering water. Stir with hand whisk till well blended. Cool slightly.
(2) Sift cake flour with baking powder.
(3) Add yoghurt, lemon juice, lemon paste and egg into butter mixture and still till combined.
(4) Add in sifted flour mixture and fold lightly. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups or papercups and bake at 180C for about 25 mins.
(5) Cool on cooling rack.


Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

Pls share this reciepe.

May I request for the orange cake and the chocolate almond cake receipes which you have posted in April too.

Thank you very much.

Josephine Seow

tweetybird said...

Hi Lucy,

After looking at the texture of this muffin, can I ask what are muffins supposed to taste like? Sorry if i sound silly, becos i can't figure out muffins taste

TIA! =)

Anonymous said...

Auntie Yochana, Pl share recipe for orange yogurt muffin. TQ

bluecrystal said...

Hee hee, your muffins must be very light because they're so pong and airy ;)

yochana said...

You always make me steal a smile when I read your comments bluecrystal.



Jenny said...

Tks a million Aunty for the recipe. Going to try tonite. Wish me luck...hehehe

Hugbear said...

Hi Lucy,

Tried out the recipe tonite and it has a nice lemony taste to it. Thanks for sharing. Here is a pix of my muffin.
I added some poppyseed to half of it.

yochana said...

Hello hugbear,'re so creative..looks delicous man...Thumbs up!!


Melbourne Gal said...

Hi Aunty

Thx for posting this delish muffin recipe, I made a dozen today using the lemons in my garden. I substituted yoghurt with sour cream and I also added rind fr one lemon since I omitted the paste. I "kiasu" a bit and added 20g more sugar to counter the sour cream. They turned out very soft & spongy and guess what I didn't hv to add more sugar at all. I will just stick to 100g next time.


Melbourne Gal

Yan said...

Aunty :
i attempted this bake today and it turned out good. my Mom who usually dont take yoghurt liked it too. =D
this is my take
thank you for the receipe.

yochana said...

Hi Yan.

Wow...congrats on your blog. I browsed through your blog and you certainly did a good job.


Yan said...

Aunty :
thank you for your encouragement and patience.
i've got plentiful to learn n will still be a 'pain' asking u whenever wor. hehe.
arigato !!!!

yochana said...

You're most welcome Yan.


Agnes said...

Hi Aunty Yo,

I tried baking the lemon yoghurt muffins yesterday. It turned out the muffin is cooked but rather dense in the centre and the top is not brown like yours. Do you know what could have possibly gone wrong?


yochana said...

Hi Agnes,

You must learn to fold it lightly. Use a spatula to fold from the bottom to the top. Don't will become dense. If there are traces of flour after folding , leave it. It will be dampened later when it mingles with the wet part.


joyce said...

hello aunty

i've tried baking these muffins today, and added poppy seeds..NICE! love it.

btw, aunty, do you conduct baking class?


Aunty Yochana said...

Hi joyce,

I'm having a class this sunday at 2.00 p.m. (14th Sept.)
You can email me:

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

i just started to learn to baking. I baked this muffin by using superfine flour but not cake flour and last the muffin taste like kuih!!!:( may i know what is the different of superfine flour and cake flour?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Anonymous

I would appreciate if you could leave a nickname so that I can address you properly.

As a beginner to muffins, the first rule is to weigh your ingredients accurately especially those liquid ingredients and the most major part is the mixing. If you mix too much, it will become kuih. Fold as little as you can until the flour absorbs the liquid, you stop. Do not fold till smooth , it should be lumpy.


PENNY said...

Hi Anuty Yochana,

My name is penny. Thanks for your comment and now i only know where is my mistake.I will try to make it again.

Thank you very much


Quinn said...

Can I use plain flour instead of cake flour Aunty Yo? Thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Quinn

yes you can sub for other flour instead.


Ean said...

Can I substitute the butter with oil? I done everythinf is dine just the taste I don't like

Anonymous said...

Hi, can I add in fresh blueberries as well? How much would you recommend? Hope to hear from you asap! Thanks!