Monday, March 8, 2021

Dirt Bombs

The grand finale of the weekend was making Dirt Bombs. .A cross between a cinnamon sugar doughnut and a muffin!! Mr. Mountain Breaths calls them "Duffins". Dust off your muffin tins folks, and start thinking of who you'd like to share these muffins with. The dough can be refrigerated for up to three days if you don't want to bake all 12 muffins at the same time. 
 I am not sure where the recipe originated from, but when I did a Google search, it appears that a bakery in Cape Cod is flaunting this delicious muffin on the menu. 

Yield: 12 muffins

3 cups AP flour, minus 3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cardamon

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk

Topping

¾ cups unsalted butter, melted
½ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F. Place the rack in the center position. Generously grease a 12-cup standard muffin pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cardamon into a mixing bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl down half way through. Mix in the eggs. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk in two additions, mixing gently by hand to incorporate all the flour. The batter will be on the stiff side, but airy. Don’t over mix or beat the batter as this will make the muffins tough. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, without smoothing the tops. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, turn them out onto a wire rack.

Add the melted butter to a bowl. In another bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Dip the muffins (top, sides and bottom) in the butter, using a pastry brush -if necessary- to cover areas not buttered by dipping. Immediately roll the muffins in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Thank you for stopping by! 
Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

8 comments:

  1. These are amazing..my recipe came from years ago from Sol๐Ÿ’•

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  2. I have the same recipe from Sol too! ♥ They are delicious.

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  3. These muffins look and sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make these muffins.

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  4. Yup. Thinking I need these! I have a hankering!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜

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  5. I wish I had one of these to go with my morning coffee. Sounds delish!

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  6. I think I’ve told you that I’ve made something similar called French Breakfast Puffs. However they don’t have the cardamom and I like that addition. Yummy!

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  7. You're an evil genius, and I gave-up sweets for Lent....so I will be pinning this for after Easter. These would be a fun breakfast with coffee and tea on the boat this spring.....they look portable! ;P

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