A buttery poppyseed shell filled with lemon curd makes for a light and sweet pie.
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A tender buttermilk poppyseed cake topped with sweet roasted strawberries.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins that are lemony without being fakey fake. Fat-free Greek yogurt gives these lemon muffins an extra bit of tang.
Unlike many other coffee cakes, this one is simply bursting with poppy seeds. It gives the bread a nutty flavor and addictively crunchy texture.
This moist, buttery quick bread is flavored with key limes and poppy seeds then covered in a sweet-tart key lime glaze.
Poppy seeds tend to get pigeon-holed as a bagel topper or the mandatory partner to lemons in scones and salad dressings. (They're also notorious for creating false-positive results on drug tests.) But they're in a number of traditional Central/Eastern European and Jewish desserts.
Stacy Adimando has come up with some very good-looking cookies for her new cookiebook, The Cookiepedia. These Poppy Seed Square with Chocolate Tips have a lovely graphic quality, that brings to mind a sweeter, more chocolaty Mondrian painting. The color fields here are divided into pale, poppy-seed studded cookies and dark chocolate rectangle tips.
There is something very appealingly graphic about these Poppy Seed Squares wIth Chocolate Tips. Rice flour gives these poppy seed studded cookies a lovely tenderness and the chocolate-dipped tips round them out with a bit of snappy, candy-like bite.
These stars are a great snacking cookie since they're not overly sugary. The outer layer is all about texture. The dough is made with yellow cornmeal which, when combined with the poppy seeds, makes for one crunchy cookie. The icing middle provides the flavor kick. It's super lemony and a little tart, just the right thing to brighten up your day.
Lemon poppy cornmeal cookies are filled with a tart lemon frosting.
Springtime is brunchtime. When the warmer weather hits, just about everyone wants to spend their weekend mornings outside at a sidewalk cafe. So for this week's Mixed Review, I tested two fresh-flavored, Spring-friendly scone mixes: Crate & Barrel's lavender version ($6.95), and Sticky Fingers lemon poppy seed ($5.99).
The cookies baked up beautifully—crisp, crumbly, and buttery, but not overly sweet, as shortbread should be. The hazelnuts were toasty and nutty—flavors made more intense by the baking— and the poppy seeds were a fantastic textural addition that made these cookies breakfast-worthy.
Sara of I'm a Food Blog has been on a muffin kick lately. They're great to make ahead, freeze, and have on hand. Adapted from a recipe by Dorie Greenspan, these lemon poppy seed muffins are a bright start to your day. Take the time to enjoy them with a cup of tea at home or at work. Related Baking with Dorie: Ricotta-Berry Muffins Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping Morning-After Cranberry Sauce Muffins...
Sometimes I look down on fancy-schmancy desserts, but maybe that's because I'm secretly jealous of the baking prowess behind them. Helen, of Tartlette, makes a lemon poppy seed cake topped with strawberries, lemon mousse, and a candied orange peel. It may look fabulous and intricate, but it's less work than you may think. She recycles used tuna cans to mold them, so don't feel like you need to go out and buy special cake rings. Alternatively, you could also just build the cake as a single 8-inch round. No excuses, this cake is waiting for you....