Monday, August 15, 2011

Donut Muffins

This is a great muffin to make when you don't have anything special in your pantry.  It has a similar taste to a white cake donut only not oily...very yummy.  I've reposted this recipe from here: Hillbilly Housewife.  Just an FYI, it's a great resource if you really have to cheapify your budget, but the recipes can be very time-consuming.  If you ever want a good starting place on how to start making things from scratch, though, it's a great site to visit.  On to the recipe...

Donut Muffins

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup. melted butter or margarine

Mash together the shortening and sugar.  Add the egg and whisk until smooth.  Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.  Pour in milk and whisk until smooth.  Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups 1/2 to 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

For the topping, mix the sugar and cinnamon.  When the muffins have cooled some, dip in the melted margarine, then the cinnamon sugar mixture.