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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

It was another one of those weekends where the brain just goes on a lull (lull-er than the usual daily default setting) and whatever life is left of it is somehow, devoted to the kitchen (for some reason). Slavery in a different form - under the power of whisks, baking powder and silicon mats, spices and spice grinders and spatulas... and one of the powerful aromas that could easily turn the knees to jello-o is cinnamon. Woody, intense and sexy - it doesn't need a complex recipe (especially for the brain dead).

Dead simple :
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup water
1 egg
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 200C. Mix cinnamon with sugar and set aside 1/3 of the mixture.

Sift flour and make a well in the center. In a separate jug, mix egg, water and golden syrup. Pour into flour and mix until well incorporated. Fill muffin tins halfway and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (from the 2/3 mixture), then top with the rest of the flour mixture until muffin tin is 3/4 full. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with coffee or tea!


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