The recipe for these Jammy Doughnut Muffins promises a tasty doughnut treat but without the deep frying! These certainly had all the classic elements of a doughnut with a lovely jammy centre and the sugary top, I even tried to eat one without licking my lips...I didn't manage it! ;-)sunflower oil instead of butter and it comes together almost like a dough.
half with Wild Strawberry jam and half with blackcurrant jam.
granulated sugar. This gave a lovely sugary, crunchy top which was definitely the best part of eating these muffins!
I would make these again but a real doughnut would win out every time.
Alpha Bakes is J, so I'm entering these Jammy Doughnut Muffins. AlphaBakes is hosted alternately by Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker and Caroline over at Caroline Makes.
75g sunflower oil
150g plain yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
275g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicar of soda
Pinch of salt
100g granulated sugar
75g jam ( I used blackcurrant and strawberry - but not together ;-)
25g unsalted butter, melted
50g granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan/gas 5.
Measure out the wet ingredients into a bowl - oil, yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs and beat together.
In a seperate bowl sift in the flour, bicarb of soda, salt and sugar and mix. Carefullly pour the wet ingredients into this dry mix and quickly stir until just combined. It will come together into a slightly doughy texture.
Put a tablespoon or so of the batter into each muffin case and make a little bit of a well in each. Spoon a teaspoon of jam into each one before covering with the rest of the mixture. The recipe suggested that it would make 6 muffins, however I seemed to have enough mixture for 10!
Bake the muffins in the oven for 18-20 minutes until well risen and golden. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before finishing with the topping.
To give it that final jammy doughnut touch, melt the butter in a saucepan and then either brush the top of each muffin or dip each one in before rolling in the 25g of granulated sugar. I put my sugar on a plate for rolling. Leave to cool and then enjoy!
* Adapted from Easy Cakes & Cookies