I once learned that poppy seeds come from the same plant used to grow opium. Strangely enough, I’m sure I learned that from a Seinfeld episode. I think Elaine or someone tested positive for drugs because she had eaten a lemon poppy seed muffin.
I zested the lemon in a bowl.
In a wet measuring cup I squeezed out all the juice from the lemon. It was about 1/3 a cup of juice. I then added milk. I wanted a little over ¾ a cup total. I would have liked a stronger lemon flavor, so you might want use the zest and juice of two lemons. I set this aside. This sour milk is a faux buttermilk.
In the bowl with the lemon zest, I added the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds.
I ate my pancakes with raspberry fruit spread, which was an excellent combination.
These were fluffy and light. The original recipe was highly rated. The lemon was a little too subtle for my taste. I wanted a strong lemon kick. Next time I’ll double the amount of zest and juice.