My original plan was only to say hello and point out the pattern for this awesome little Christmas light. However, after talking on Twitter about some delicious jam doughnut mini-muffin that I baked, some of my Twitter friends asked me to share the recipe. So here is a Christmas gift for them and for you!
Jam Doughnut Mini-Muffins
Adapted from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess
1/2 cup milk
7 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line mini-muffin pans with paper liners.
Beat together the milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined; lumps are okay.
Spoon batter into muffin liners, filling 1/3 of the way up. Add a dollop of jam (about the size of a bean) to each muffin. Fill remainder of muffin liner with batter to just below the top of the liner.
Bake for 15-17 minutes.
After removing muffins from the oven, warm up the butter and place 1/2 cup sugar into a shallow dish. Dip muffin tops into butter followed by sugar.
Makes 24 mini-muffins.