Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mothers Day Week

Like most people, my mom taught me to cook. She taught me to enjoy cooking, to be brave and experiment. That if those experiments don't work out, it's not the end of the world. Mom taught me that cooking is a family affair.
Even now when my parents come to visit, or when we go to their house, all four of us cram in the kitchen to help.
That is a tradition I will pass on to my child one day too.
So to celebrate my mom, every day this week I'll be posting a recipe that she taught me.

Happy Mothers Day to my mom, and to all the moms out there.

Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

this is one of the first recipes she taught me to bake. And they really do taste like donuts!

1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
In a second bowl, combine the oil, sugar, egg and milk.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and mix only to combine.
Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350' for 20-25 minutes.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
Turn the muffins out immediately and while hot, dip the tops in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar.
Let cool.


Ivonne said...

What a sweet post, Sara!

Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

Anonymous said...

I tried these, and they were absolutely perfect. So simple and quick, and they taste so gooood. In half of the batch, we tried some apples fried a bit in butter and cinnamon, and that was really nice too.