Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jam-Doughnut Muffins

After seeing ApparentlyJessy’s Jam-Doughnut Cupcakes, it reminded me of fixing up a batch of my all-time favorite muffins: Jam-Doughnut Muffins. These muffins have the perfect amount of sweetness. The jam and sugar-topping make the plain muffin so special. Although I mostly eat these around lunchtime, they’re good for breakfast as well. ♥ them!

Jam-Doughnut Muffins recipe: Nigella Lawson - How To Be A Domestic Goddess

Ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cups self-rising cake flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 7 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 teaspoons strawberry jam
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- With a fork, beat together the milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract. Stir this into the flour and 1/3 cup sugar to combine: the lumps don't matter and if you overbeat the muffins will be tough. Spoon the mixture into each muffin cup so that it's just under a third full. Then with a teaspoon add a dollup of strawberry jam, then top with more muffin mix so that the cases are just about full.
- Put them in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the tops feel springy and resistant and the muffins have puffed up into little toadstools.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter slowly in a thick-bottomed pan, and lay the remaining sugar (& cinnamon) out in a wide, shallow bowl. As soon as the muffins are ready, remove them from their cups, dip them in the butter, and roll them in the sugar. Eat warm.


You know I forgot to take a picture of the jam in the muffin mix, but here's what you do: you fill the muffin tin up till 1/3, then dollup a teaspoon of strawberry jam and fill with more muffin batter.


They peak up, but I love that!


For the topping, you take some sugar ...


... add some cinnamon ...


... and combine.


Dip the muffins in melted butter ...


... and then in the sugar-cinnamon mix.


And this is what you end up with! Delicious, scrumptious muffins that you can't keep your hands off!


The anatomy of a jam-doughnut muffin.

8 comments:

Eliana said...

These look super yummy. I have the book at home so I will have to try them for myself soon.

Snooky doodle said...

how nice! I made these too :)

Rev said...

Oh these look so good. Can't wait to try them :D

ABowlOfMush said...

Oh I love these muffins!! Aren't they like the cleverest invention!?

Anh said...

I remember these cakes! You make me want to bake them ASAP.

Miss Dot said...

I'm so excited to have found this recipe! My husband and I have been tossing this idea around and now that I see how you've done it I want to try it myself! Thanks for the great pictures -- I love step-by-steps :)

apparentlyjessy said...

I am so chuffed that I inspired you to make these! Thank you very much for mentioning me :)
I think these muffins look delicious, I would love to bite into one or two.... yummm

Ruchi M said...

I have been meaning to make this from her book and wanted to see a pic to see whether they peak up or not since her book doesnt have a pic!

These look sooo perfect!!!

Ruchi
http://ruchisimplyfood.blogspot.com