Saturday, January 10, 2009

Donut Muffins. Is this possible?

I know its sounds too good to be true, but true it is. They may not taste exactly like donuts, but they are some kind of delicious. I have been heavily preusing food blogs in these waning days of my winter break and am particularly addicted to http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/. Beautiful food photos, fun stories, cute kid hands grabbing for cookies, rolling dough, and a good mix of baking and cooking--and-- these, now infamous in my house, donut muffins.


It is snowing today, off and on. We took a lovely, but very windy, walk out in the weather and on return, I whipped these babies up. I made a few modifications to the bread and honey recipe:
http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/2008/10/donut-muffins.html
Two tablespoons less butter, a half a cup of whole wheat flour to replace 1/2 cup of the 3 cups of ap flour, a 1/2 tsp of vanilla and buttermilk instead of milk and vinager (I always have buttermilk, so why make sour milk?). Mine were a little top heavy; I don't have a big muffin tin.
It is only two hours before we go have dinner with my mother-in-law. I am pretty strict about sweets before dinner; someone must have drilled that into me as child. But I just couldn't resist these perfumey little cakes (muffins is a bit of stretch). As I sit here, I am thinking about grabbing one more.



6 comments:

Zoe said...

Harper is reading this over my shoulder and begging me to make these right now! I told her maybe when we visit you week after next...though you'll be back in school then. Peter must enjoy your food blog/baking obsession!

Zoe said...

By the way, I am going to make a lamb tagine today. I have the lamb sitting in the spices in the fridge since yesterday. I'll put it together this morning, go to a sledding party this afternoon and then steam the couscous when we get home. If it's beautiful, I'll post pictures for you.

Maria McGrath said...

Please tell Harper that I will make these when she comes to visit. They don't take much time at all. Maybe a breakfast of donut muffins and scapple; it that legal.

Maria McGrath said...

BTW, yum on lamb tangine. do post, if possible.

Zoe said...

Yes! Donut muffins and scrapple! I can't wait.

bubbledog said...

The muffins sound great... well done! I am going to order a batch from my personal baker, or as I call him, Ed.