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Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe. Cupcake.

Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

Muffin. Really now, is there a difference between a cupcake and a muffin? Is not one the same as the other with merely an aspiration of frosting? Zucchini Muffins with Nutella Swirl. Zucchini Nutella Swirl Muffins Baking Drama produces Zucchini Muffins with Nutella Swirl.

Zucchini Muffins with Nutella Swirl

Life and baking are one and the same. There are firm rules and other areas that offer plenty of room for interpretation. There are moments of triumph and toothsome rewards. There are devastating failures that you can’t fully grasp the depths of until the very end. I often find little life lessons in my interaction with food. The latter I find to be the most difficult. There is something deep within me that often wants to fling “the process” off a cliff and not look back. In baking, as with life, the process matters. This zucchini muffin recipe in particular, was a refresher course in “trusting the process.” See Brooke Cook: Banana Bread Muffins. We have certainly established my love for muffins, so it's not surprising to find another muffin recipe here.

See Brooke Cook: Banana Bread Muffins

However, I have yet to share a banana bread recipe, which is a little surprising to me because it is one of my favorite things. There are two distinct types of banana bread, the dark banana flecked kind and the light slightly sweeter kind, this is the latter of the two. Chocolate-Glazed Espresso Doughnuts « X The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up.

Chocolate-Glazed Espresso Doughnuts «

Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious. Nutella Bomboloni with Hazelnut Sugar. The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up.

Nutella Bomboloni with Hazelnut Sugar

Yeasted Doughnuts: Daring Bakers Challenge, October 2010. As Daring Bakers, our monthly challenges mostly involve quite a bit of baking.

Yeasted Doughnuts: Daring Bakers Challenge, October 2010

Occasionally though, we take a break do challenges that do not involve baking and this month was one such challenge. This October, our hostess for the month challenged us to make ourselves some doughnuts. While many of us chose to fry our doughnuts, some others chose to bake them. We had the choice to fry them, bake them, glaze them, fill them, or make them any which way we wanted to, but we had to make some doughnuts. The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up.

Lori wanted us to make doughnuts using one of the four given recipes, but beyond that we were free to experiment with shapes, flavours, glazes or anything else we could think of. I have rather nostalgic memories about doughnuts because they are a part of my student days at the university. Baked Apple Donuts. I have been going to the Long Grove Apple Haus for as long as I can remember.

Baked Apple Donuts

They make the absolute BEST apple donuts. Long Grove is a little shopping area with all kinds of cute shops. I never really went for the shopping though. I went for the food. We would always get donuts from the Apple Haus, soup and cheese samples from the General Store, fudge from the Long Grove Confectionary, popcorn from the Popcorn Shoppe and ice cream from the Peppermint Stick. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. I think I may have magic zucchinis.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I buy a box on Saturday (grocery day), and it doesn't matter if I make zucchinis every day, I still seem to have some left the next Saturday! I don't know what they're doing in there...breeding like little bunnies? Either way, this is a great way to use up that wonderful summer vegetable. I can't take credit for this recipe; it is from the Slice of Feist blog. Overall, the muffins are very rich.

Enjoy! Chocoholic Muffins - Once Upon A Chef. The men in my life all have one thing in common: a strong, deep-seated penchant for chocolate.

Chocoholic Muffins - Once Upon A Chef

Growing up, my dad lived on a steady diet of Nestle Crunch bars and Oreo cookies. These days, I live with chocolate lovers of a more discriminating sort (no offense, dad:)) – my husband and son, who know that a little begging and praise is all it takes to get me in the kitchen, covered in cocoa powder. Raspberry glazed baked chocolate donuts. This past christmas, my sister got me everything i need to make donuts: lara ferroni's book, a donut cutter, and a mini donut pan. which gave me the perfect opportunity to retry mini baked chocolate cake donuts. i made the exact same recipe, this time using my donut pan and this time, they're topped with a perfectly sweet raspberry glaze. did i mention these are done - start to finish, i even did all the dishes - in thirty minutes?!

raspberry glazed baked chocolate donuts

Don't have a donut pan or haven't quite decided yet if you need one?! These bake up perfectly in a mini muffin pan. the only thing missing is the characteristic hole. raspberry glazed baked chocolate cake donuts donut recipe adapted from lara ferroni 30 minutes, makes 24 mini donuts for the donuts: 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg.