1Preheat oven to 375-F. Place oven rack in lower middle position.
2Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and mace in medium bowl; set aside.
3Using an electric mixer set on medium high speed, beat 10-tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating after each is added. Add and beat in half of the dry ingredients. Then beat in 1/3 of the yogurt. Beat in the remainder of the dry ingredients in two batches alternating with the yogurt until they all have been added. Add and Beat in vanilla extract.
4Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by spraying with vegetable spray or coating with butter. Use a large disher or an ice cream scoop to evenly divide the batter among the 12 cups. Fill each muffin cup to the top and level off the batter. Bake until muffins are golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool muffins in tin on a wire cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Remove from muffin tin.
5Combine 4 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a
small bowl; mix well and set aside.
6Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. Use a pastry brush to paint the top of each muffin with the melted butter, then sprinkle each muffin with a teaspoon of the cinnamon-sugar. Or simply dip the tops of muffins into the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Trends come and go, but this recipe is proof that doughnuts are eternal. Even that box of Krispy Kremes that you picked up at midnight last night. Stale doughnuts need love, too.
Basic Boneless Roasted Leg of Lamb
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy