Doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do? ~ Homer Simpson
I read an article yesterday on the Top 10 Worst Foods for You. Number one was Soft Drink, which I hmm'ed and nodded at with gravitas, quietly smug that I don't drink fizzy drinks. But then I got to number two which was pork crackling which made me decidedly less smug and then came number three: Doughnuts by which point I found myself huffing with indignation. Have they considered Deliciousness and Good-For-The-Soul-ness I argued to my screen??
Doughnuts have got to be one of my many food Archilles heels. A Boston Creme takes me to my happy place. I once signed up for the local gym and rewarded myself after every session with half a dozen Dunkin' Donuts. Needless to say I gained rather than lost any weight.
Despite my love of doughnuts, I've never tried making them before. All that waiting for the yeast to rise and then deep frying just seemed like too much of an effort when you can pop up to the mall for a doughnutty fix. I was also convinced that the so called Baked Cake Doughnuts could only be a poor substitute for the almighty yeast/fried variety.
So how did I come to make these Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnut Muffins?