The Best Lemon Donuts Ever

Last night I watched the London Olympic Opening Ceremony and honestly, I don’t think it will be one for the books. It was interesting how they portrayed the different stages the UK’s history, but it wasn’t breathtaking like the Chinese performances. However, I have to say the Queen gets an A+ from me. 

As I am not a huge TV watcher, I needed something to nosh on while I watched cartoons. So I decided to whip up these amazingly light and fluffy lemon donut muffins. They aren’t too too sweet but they have a darn good lemon flavor. I filled mine with a silky smooth lemon curd (home made of course) and rolled them in butter and sugar to give them a nice crust when they finished baking. They are just devine

Mini Lemon Donut Muffins with Lemon Curd
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp lemon zest
3/4 cup buttermilk

2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
2/3 cup lemon curd (pref. homemade)

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350F, grease a muffin tin with any cooking spray or butter

2. Wisk flour, baking powder and salt

3. Beat together sugar and egg until it is a light brown color. Then add the oil, vanilla extract and lemon zest.

4 Gradually add flour to the sugar and egg mixture, alternating with additions of buttermilk.

5. Divide into miffin tin (about 3/4 full) 

6. Bake for 9-11 minutes 

7. Melt butter and place in small bowl. Place sugar in a separate bowl. 

8. Remove donuts from pan, dip in butter and roll in sugar, and let cool.

9. When cool, pipe each one with approx 1 teaspoon of lemon curd (optional)

 

What did you think about the London Opening Ceremony?

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One thought on “The Best Lemon Donuts Ever

  1. Hey! It’s flowergirl275 from CC!! These look really good! I’ll have to make them! I agree with you about the opening ceremony but after seeing the first day of competition I was was happy because swimming and gymnastics was on!! 🙂

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