Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Season's Greetings!

I'm currently on the road, visiting family for the holidays, but I wanted to stop in here and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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 egg
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.

1 comment:

ThingsTreasured said...

Adorable freaking light and I cannot wait to try these muffins you posted!