Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Don't these awesome muffins catch your attention? Well, it did caught mine.......I was browsing through one of the blogger's update and this 'cute mushroom-head like' muffins just got me looking at it for a while and of course made me promise myelf that I'm going to make it tonight.......yes! tonight, and not any other night. I just couldn't wait to bake it to see if mine will turned out like that too......a little dome or mushroom-head......it's just so cute. Then, the generous coating of the castor sugar just made it even glamorous, LOL ^_^

Hey, if you can't resist seeing this post, faster lah, grab your ingredients and start making it.......in fact, my kids liked it very much, they were giving me a description of "in between a doughnut and a muffin" kind of texture, not like a cake........but a Doughnut Muffin, haha J.........confusing leh........try it and you'll know what they meant. Happy doughnut muffins baking ^_^ 

Sugar Doughnut Muffins (recipe adapted from Baking Bites)

Ingredients (Makes 10 regular size muffins)
- ¾ cup castor sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg (I didn't have this, so did not put)
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¾ cup milk (I use Full cream Milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the sugar frosting
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- ½ cup castor sugar, for coating the top 

1. Preheat oven to 175~C / 350~F. Lightly grease a muffin pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in colour (A).

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg (B).

4. Pour the (B) into (A) and stir to combine.

5. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract, one after another.

6. Divide batter evenly into 10 muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. 

7. Bake for 15 -20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

8. While muffins are baking, melt butter and pour remaining sugar into a small bowl.

9. When muffins are done, use a pastry brush, lightly brush the top with the melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar. Let cool on a wire rack.

Happy Baking....xoxo!

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