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Mini Jam Doughnut Muffins by claremanson Mini Jam Doughnut Muffins by claremanson
This is only the second time i have made muffins ever. The first was a complete disaster so it really put me off trying again for many years.

If anyone has any tips for me for making muffins i would gladly appreciate it, i would love to be able to perfect muffin making!

RECIPE
Recipe taken from the book 1 Mix, 50 Muffins which i got a few years back as a christmas present.

Makes 12 (20-24 mini muffins)
INGREDIENTS

MUFFINS
Oil or melted butter for greasing a muffin tin if you don't plan on using cases
280g/10oz plain white flour (or gluten free flour)
1 tbsp baking powder (or gluten free baking powder)
1/8 tsp salt
115g/4oz caster sugar
2 medium eggs
200ml/7 fl oz milk (or rice or any other dairy free milk)
6 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
jar of strawberry or any jam of choice

TOPPING
115g/4oz butter
150g/5 1/2 oz granulated sugar

METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas Mark 6
2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with cases.
3. Sift together all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl then stir in the sugar.
4. Lightly beat eggs then beat in milk, oil and vanilla.
5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then pour in the wet ingredients. Stir gently until just combined, do not over-mix.
6. Spoon half the mixture into the tin/cases. On top of that add a teaspoon of jam in the center then cover with the remaining mixture (it is very hard to keep it in the center, i couldn't especially when you put the rest of the mixture on top it just goes everywhere so don't worry if it's not perfect! personally i like the look of it seeping out the top and sides a little)
7. bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until well risen, golden and firm to touch.
8. Leave muffins to cool in tin for 5 minutes. While cooling, melt the butter in a bowl and spread the sugar onto a plate.
9. Dip the muffin tops in the butter then into the sugar (i found this to be to much on top so used a very clean finger to rub on the butter then rub on the sugar)
10. Serve warm or leave to cool on a wire rack.

I had so much batter because i made them mini muffins i used half the mixture to make Oreo Muffins


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:icontoadadventure:
ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we substitute something for sunflower oil?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
vegetable oil or apple sauce are the best substitutes.
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:iconlaurenkealani:
laurenkealani Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcannotevenplz: so....much.....amazingness....
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you :)
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:iconmissfero:
MissFero Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my God. You made muffins!! <3 :O
Were they good??
They look awesome. ^_^
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i didn't use gluten free flour because i have lots of normal flour to use up. If i was confident they would come out good (they did by the way, i have to make more this weekend for some friends who have seen this photo here on da and on facebook and want to try them!) GF flour is very expensive but next time think i will use the gluten free flour so i can try :) plus now i have started making them i will not be satisfied until i get a perfect muffin top! my family and friends will be sick of muffins by the time i am done with them!
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MissFero Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you're overdoing the muffins, now. Maybe I'll try a few of your recipes if I have the ingredients laying about. <3
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i am planning to make half jam half nuttela tomorrow :)
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:iconmissfero:
MissFero Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds yummy. o.o
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Shaami Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to gobble these up on Monday! :hungry:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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Kuro-kun08 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Not a chef myself, but I know that for muffins you fill it 3/4 full (which you did) but Kuro remember muffins shouldn't have a nice round top like a cupcake. (But Kuro totally ignores it cause Kuro like muffins with round tops! =D)
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the big round muffin tops too, that is what i find most appealing about them :)
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kampfly Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i love muffins! it's actually better to not fill them up all the way to the top. whenever i do that, batter just gets all over the top of the pan. i'd do 3/4, as you are. my favorite recipes are applesauce cake (obviously without the frosting, but also perfect for cupcakes!), zucchini muffins, and banana bread muffins! :love:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks good to know, i will try adjusting the temperature instead next time :)
Never made cakes with apple sauce before but many of the cupcake and muffin books i have call for it, i guess it adds a nice sweetness and extra moistness to it?
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kampfly Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
sweet and cinnamon-y! the moisture is fantastic too, of course ;) they're pretty good, and when you compare them to, say, chocolate muffins, they're a lot healthier :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sounds good especially now my partner has decided to go on a diet!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
A little hint that I picked up from cookbook writer Anne Byrn about filling muffin and cupcake cups was to scoop up the batter with an ice cream scoop. It fills them 3/4 up which is where you want the batter to be and it is much neater than using a spoon! I love jam-filled muffins. My mother used to bake those on Sunday morning! :iconmuffinplz:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, that is how much i filled them so i think it must have been more of a heat issue, one way to find out :)
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
oooh yummy. i wanna try making these sometime!
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k--s--c Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
But they are too small. 8( Nice idea. Would love to try some.
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: then i might bake some more on Sunday for your visit on Monday if i am feeling up to it :)
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k--s--c Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks! 8)
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one I will have to try and make >_>
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Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Yum!! I'm definitely going to try bake these sometime!
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Tocca Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
These look reaaaally good. I love recipes with jam so I'll try this sometime for sure. :D
What I always do for muffins is making a chocolate dough and adding some cream cheese (mixed with a bit of sugar) in the middle. The cream cheese stays where you want it too and and the muffins aren't too sweet that way.
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
now that sounds yummy!
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Dezail Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've done the same type of muffin but i've done it with corn bread mix. It turned out great if you like a little sweet surprise with the cornbread.
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sounds interesting, never used/eaten corn bread, flour and such before
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Dezail Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, corn beard is a southern states thing, but I have family that grew up in the country area. It's more common side dish the further south of the states you go,(Mississippi, Texas and such).
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will try this one...sounds nice!....:)
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: i did try and make them with the kids, i think i kicked them out after 5 minutes due to arguing over mixing!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bless.....
....I don't think mine can do anything these days without arguing.....
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
shhh don't say that, i am currently kidding myself into thinking it will get better!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:....well I haven't lost hope yet...:)
..What's strange though, if 1 of the kids isn't here....it seems to break the link and theres not much arguing....
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i only really bake these days when Sarah is at playschool, get the two together and it is a war zone! especially as Sasha doesn't really understand sharing and that Sarah is not always in the mood to play yet
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