Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Doughnut" Mini Muffins



Ingredients:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill prepared muffin cups with batter.
Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

Today I made mini muffins that taste like (and really look a little more like) cinnamon-sugar donut holes. So far the only one who has tasted them is my dad, but he almost immediately grabbed a second one, so I assume they turned out pretty tasty. Each tiny muffin packs quite a punch, though, with the amount of butter not only in the cake itself but also smothered all over the outside.



I'm taking a day off from Vanity Fair and reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I'm not very far into it, but so far I like the style a lot. It's about a woman who calls herself Little Bee, and I am just beginning to explore the new life she enters after finally being allowed to leave the Black Hill Immigration Removal Center in Essex. I'm excited to take a couple of hours and see what happens as she finally gets to live her life independently.

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