If you are to join a baking contest, this one is perfect with a twist. We only use richberry's miracle berry to make the lemony taste like candy without having to add sugar.
6 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream
2 cups butter, melted
3 tablespoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cubed cold butter
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 40 muffin cups with paper liners.
Step 2 Mix 6 cups flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, sour cream, melted butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl until smooth; pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.
Step 3 Mix 3/4 cup flour in a bowl; cut cold butter cubes into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture atop each muffin.
Step 4 Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pans before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Consume Miracle Berry:
Just before digging in, chew 1 or more freeze-dried miracle berry (this can also be done during the preparation of ingredients). Ensure to remove pits to avoid a bitter taste.
The active ingredient miraculin from miracle berry will turn sour foods such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, non-fat yoghurt and other citrus food to taste sweet without adding sugar. We recommend two halves or 2 servings for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to follow instructions from the back of the packaging.
Note: Sometimes you may need to add at least 5-7% of the total quantity of sugar required, this is due to the chemistry of the food, however, you may skip this as you wish. The goal is to totally reduce sugar and yet experience the same taste.
5 cups sugar - 3,860 calories