How embarrassing! December seems to have flown past us somehow. Kayleigh and I managed to get dreadful colds once again this year. Bill thought he was going to miss out but with a little help from my niece at Christmas, he got to enjoy all the sneezing, fever, sore throat fun, too!
We decided that we had to post one more thing before the year ends so we have picked another recipe out of Veganomicon. I've made about 10 recipes from this book now and there was only one we didn't like and several that we loved!
Hope everyone has fun tonight! Kay and I will be partying alone since Bill is working. We have plenty of desserts to get us through the night (or at least until midnight!) so we're happy. Bill, not so much!
Jelly Donut Cupcake
1 cup milk (we used soy)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup canola oil (we used vegetable)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
about 1/3 cup jam, jelly or preserves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour the milk, vinegar and corn starch into a measuring cup and set aside (to get curdled-looking). Line a muffin pan with liners.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. Create a well in the center to pour your wet ingredients into.
Stir the milk mixture with a fork to dissolve the corn starch and then pour it into the flour mixture. Add the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter. Place a heaping teaspoonful of jam on the center of each cupcake. It will sink in during the baking.
Bake 21 - 24 minutes until the tops are firm.
Let cool completely on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Try not to eat all of them in one sitting!
Here is Kay stealing the cupcake that I was trying so hard to photograph!
Kay: These are really good. I think they taste much better than jelly donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
Mom (Dana): In the book, she says to use the cheapest, most generic jelly you have. We had little bits of several jellies and jams left in the refrigerator so we used the last of those.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!