Bake: Lemon-Cardamom Muffins

The idea for this recipe started in Florence.  My friend Julia made some lemon-cardamom cookies while we were there (which is quite a feat, since one cannot find baking soda or baking powder anywhere in Florence).  I found a recipe for make-ahead lemon-poppy seed muffins from Cooks Illustrated, and with a few substitutions, I had moist and savory lemon-cardamom muffins!  I had some leftover lemon curd (recipe courtesy of Joy of Baking) from a lemon layer cake I made over the weekend for J's birthday, so I used that as a topping.

Bake Sale for Japan!

The Second Floor Walkup team (sans pups) will be at the NYC Bake Sale for Japan on April 2nd at the Brooklyn Flea, serving up our famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - come out and support Peace Winds Japan!