March 7, 2011

Sugar Donut Muffins

3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter, melted ( I used Smart Balance )
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

Divide batter evenly into 10 muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

While muffins are baking, melt butter in a seperate bowl and pour remaining sugar into another small bowl with the cinnamon.

When muffins are done, cool slightly in pan for 10 minutes then lightly brush the top of each with some melted butter, remove from the pan and roll in sugar.

Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 10 muffins.  Store in an air tight container.


March 3, 2011

Chicken with Zucchini and Ricotta Focaccia Sandwich

Ciabatta Bread
Flatbread Round

Panini Maker

This is not my recipe......but I did change a few things to make it my own.

Instead of Focaccia Bread I used a Flatbread Round and a Stone Baked Ciabatta Bread.  ( see photos )

I made my own chicken breasts by roasting 3 chicken breasts in the oven for 30/40 minutes or until done.

I used my panini maker