Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins

I got an excellent text this afternoon calling for a girls night this evening. I decided that it would be most unladylike of me not to bring anything to share.

Recently I have been stalking the pages of a local student blogger Nessie, who writes Baking=love. She is amazing. I have epic blog envy. Her photography is beautiful and she always has this wonderful rustic feel to her photos.

In my stalking I found this scrumptious looking recipe for baked cinnamon doughnuts that she got from another awesome blogger Erica. They didn't require anything I didn't already have so I decided to give them a go.

Turns out our empty packet of nutmeg was put back in the cupboard so I had to substitute the missing nutmeg with more cinnamon. Terribly tragic.

On a side note, today whilst walking back from uni I saw an exact look alike of the guy who plays Jon Snow in GOT. OH MY GOD. I had to resist my feminine instinct to stalk him down the street but alas the call to New World was too great. He was amazing. I regret not walking in the complete opposite direction that I was going to follow him. Wow that just sounds creepy. I shall pray to be reunited with him again. Creepsaurous. Speaking of which I love this video.

On a second side note, when I got home, I put my things on the kitchen table and when I turned around I found a wee cat. This cat was intent on staying. I had to throw it out though once it starting scratching out couches.

Cinnamon Doughnut Mini Muffins
(makes around 30)
Adapted from Baking=love who adapted it from Erica's Sweet Tooth.

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder

Sugar coating:
80g butter, melted
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

preheat the oven to 180 degrees on bake and grease up three 12 pan mini muffin trays with plenty of melted butter.

Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until all the egg has fluffed up and the volume has almost doubled.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Sprinkle in a third of this flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Beat until just combined. Pour in half the milk and mix until combined. Add the next third, beat. Add the rest of the milk, beat. Add the rest of the flour and you guessed it, mix until just combined.

Spoon teaspoonful amounts into the greased muffin trays.

Bake for 12 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Once they are cool enough to pop out of their trays without falling apart (about a minute) dip each mini muffin into the butter, and roll around to coat. Then roll around in a bowl of the sugar and cinnamon to coat.

Eat them as soon as you can :) Or leave to cool completely before putting them in an airtight container.

All ready for tonight :)

I hope this satisfies your rainy day comfort munchies.

Enjoy :)

Sophie x