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Meaning: muffins are "blind"

The following expression was used in an old baking book, "The Modern Baker, Confectioner and Caterer" (1907) by John Kirkland: The bad results so frequently obtained are generally due to ...
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Baking muffins filled with cream cheese frosting instead of cream cheese filling

I wanted to make 'stuffed' carrot cake muffins. I checked a few recipes, like (carrot cake muffins with cream cheese filling), (stuffed carrot cake muffins) or (carrot cheesecake muffins), just to ...
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What are the dips in muffin/cupcake tins called?

When I was writing this answer I realized that I have no idea what to call the dips in muffin/cupcake tins. I used to call them cups but when I looked it up I found that the cups are the paper inserts ...
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How long will these vegan muffins last out of the fridge? [duplicate]

I make these muffins with the following ingredient: Oat flour Banana Pea milk Walnuts Chia seeds Sesame seeds Cinamon Salt Baking powder I am going to travel and want to bring some with me. I was ...
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Muffin casing anomaly: detachment

Preface: This relate to cupcakes, too. Also, by "casing," I'm referring to the paper wrapper that surrounds the base of the muffin and/or cupcake. For example, this is the one I use. Lastly, ...
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Getting well domed muffins [duplicate]

Seems to be conflicting info on achieving well domed muffin tops. None seem to offer science based references. These two are good examples of conflicting advice. Higher temp seems to be all that is ...
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Basic Muffin Formula Range/Percentage

I regularly bake bread but have just started baking muffins once a week. While I am enjoying following recipes, I enjoy experimenting and was wondering if there are basic baker's percentages or a ...
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Can I half-bake muffins now, and then complete bake them the rest of the way a couple days later when I want them "fresh"?

This is inspired by those bake-it-yourself items I see in shops which are e.g. quite pale baguettes they expect me to throw into the oven for 10 minutes to end up with a "freshly baked" good....
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How do you decide when to deviate from baking ratios?

I've just started studying baking ratios. I like to learn to cook/bake on Youtube, and as I've been analyzing alot of the cooking/baking ratios I notice that quite a few of these youtube chefs do not ...
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How can I bake muffins without an oven?

In the Big Man's Blog, there's a recipe for Banana Bread Muffins, which I'd love to make. The problem is the very first item below, since I have no oven. I have a microwave and an induction stove (and ...
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Do you add extra oil when replacing eggs in baked goods?

I usually use applesauce to replace eggs in muffins, but I realize that I am losing out on some of the fat that an egg yolk would provide. Should I add more oil when I do this? If so, how much? If it ...
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When can I use a cake recipe to make muffins?

I wanted to know what are the rules for using a recipe of a cake biscuit to make muffins. I understand I need to adjust the time of baking. Is there anything else I need to bear in mind? The recipe ...
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Discoloured white chocolate chips

When baking rasberry and white chocolate muffins, the chocolate chips come out brown and discoloured on top and white in the middle. The taste of them is not affected. Does anyone have any (hopefully ...
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Adjusting muffin recipe ingredients when adding a can of pumpkin

I want to add a can of 100% pumpkin to my favorite bran/ww flour/oatmeal muffin recipe and think I may need to add a bit more dry ingredients. Picture of recipe card is below - hopefully. This is just ...
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Cooking English Muffins Without Burning

I've been using this recipe but I can't get the centers cooked without burning the outside. Does anyone have any suggestions? What am I missing? I cook the muffins in a 10-inch skillet on a gas stove ...
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Muffins are fluffy, but crumbly

I just made muffins, which turned out to have a great flavor and density, but are very crumbly. I followed this recipe, and made the following substitutions: 1/2 cup of flour --> coffee flour 3/4 ...
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Baking pretzels in a muffin tin?

I'd like to make something like pretzel buns/bites in a muffin tin. Could I just take a normal pretzel recipe, skip the rolling step, put the dough balls in the baking soda bath as usual, and then ...
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How to triple the quantity of ingredients in order to make 12 standard sized muffins?

I found an interesting recipe and I would like to triple it in order to make 12 standard sized muffins. These are the ingredients and based on this recipe, it makes 4 muffins. 1/4 cup butter 1/4 ...
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How to prevent egg muffins sticking to non-stick muffin pan?

I have good quality non-stick mini-muffin pans that are in perfect condition, and I spray them very thoroughly with canola cooking spray. I don't have a problem with sticking with anything except my ...
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Shelf life of apples in muffins

Some muffin recipes incorporate sliced apples inside muffins. My question is, will these apple slices become either rancid or old-tasting inside the muffin while being stored inside the refrigerator?
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Why did my green tea muffins turn black?

I made green tea muffins following the recipe here. I like my muffins moist and fluffy, so I added banana as suggested by the recipe and replaced half of the baking powder with baking soda. I also ...
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Why does my English muffins package say to use a fork or fingers instead of a knife to open them?

I bought some Thomas English muffins and on the back it says for "Toasted perfection" the muffin should be split apart by hand or with a fork. Why does it not suggest to use a knife?
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What's the difference between fresh and frozen blueberries for baking?

A recipe I have has a review that states that frozen blueberries in a blueberry muffin are absolute garbage and only fresh ones will give you that desired taste. I have also seen this answer that ...
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Why are the blueberries in my blueberry muffins not melting?

I've made a few batches of blueberry muffins and the first batch turned out perfectly. After that batch, I tried to substitute honey for sugar (just testing things out), but the blueberries didn't ...
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What to add if low-carb muffins don't rise and are crumbly

I followed this recipe for low-carb lemon poppy seed muffins. I only substituted coconut for almond flour and granulated monk fruit for splenda. The mix was really loose and dry when I put it in the ...
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Baking Double Pans of Muffins

Do you need to adjust baking time or temperature when baking more than one pan of muffins at the same time in a single oven?
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What size cake pan could be substitued in place of muffins?

I have a recipe that the blogger said made 24 mini muffins and had enough batter left for 4 regular sized muffins. If I want to make it into a cake or loaf, what size pan would I need? I know it ...
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Crumble added to muffins before baking

I put a crumble on my blueberry as recipe called for, why did they caved in? Could it be the altitude?
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What are the benefits of whisking when making muffins?

What are the benefits of whisking when making muffins?
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Avocado substitute in blueberry muffin recipe

I have a vegan blueberry muffin recipe. I'm not vegan, but like anything as long as it tastes good. The recipe calls for an avocado to be used as the fat. I don't like avocado. Is there something ...
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The muffins were rock hard, what did I do wrong?

Here is the recipe I used, I did not mix it for long, as that make the muffins very hard. The muffins were very hard, and had a bad after taste and smell. I missed adding some oil, but what else ...
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Can I cook 2 very different things at same time in the oven?

I want to bake Chicken and Chocolate Chip Muffins in an overlapping time period, at the same temperature, in separate pans, of course. I think it saves time, oven energy, and just is more convenient ...
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Raspberries too wet in muffin

I made white chocolate raspberry muffins the other day after being inspired by these muffins at a cafe near work. They were absolutely delicious (warmed up in a microwave for 5 seconds), however, the ...
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How can I convert a muffin recipe to make crumpets?

If I have a recipe that I like for muffins (in the original English sense of the word, i.e. a fat disc of bread that's made from cooking a yeasted batter on a griddle in crumpet rings), what do I have ...
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How can I turn my muffin batter into the natural blue color from blueberries?

I'm trying to make blueberry muffins, and I will be folding the blueberries into the batter as well. How can I turn the batter slightly blue without adding excess blueberries? The recipe i'm using ...
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How important are eggs for a muffin recipe?

I have not actually read Michael Ruhlman's Ratio. I know that he describes a basic muffin as 2:2:1:1 of flour, liquid, egg and fat. Prior to discovering Ratio, I only ever thought of a muffin in ...
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Smallest muffin size without losing the muffin top?

This is a question about the physics of muffins. With a standard size muffin tray, when filled with batter, the heat and expansion causes the dough to spill over the edge and form the classic muffin ...
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Will old corn meal ruin muffins?

I have found a recipe for muffins that I'd like to make, and it calls for corn meal. I found some in the pantry, but I don't know when it was purchased. It doesn't smell like much, just kinda like ...
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What's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?

I was debating with someone today whether what we were eating was a cupcake or a muffin, but realized we didn't really know the difference. So what's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin in ...
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Why were my banana muffins hard?

The top of my muffin came out a little hard, and the whole muffin wasn't soft enough. My recipe had 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 cup sugar 1 cup ...
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Why do I need over ripe bananas for banana muffins?

Okay, I won't use prefer to use raw bananas for sure. But, I wish to understand why are over ripe bananas required for the muffins. Why won't ripe (yellow) bananas do? From: https://cooking....
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How to Convert Blueberry Muffin Recipe to Vanilla Muffin Recipe

I tried this recipe with good results. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/blueberry-coffee-cake-muffins-recipe/index.html So I decided to make plain vanilla muffins using the same recipe ...
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How can I make Pacman muffins?

I'm a huge Pacman fan and therefore I would like to create some Pacman muffins next week. I was searching for a receipt in the Internet, but couldn't really found one. I could find quite a few ...
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How do I substitute skim milk for dry milk in a muffin recipe?

My muffin recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups of nonfat dry milk. Other than the 4 eggs, there is no other liquid. How much skim milk would I substitute for the dry milk?
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What's the best material for a durable muffin pan

I make two or three dozen muffins a day for various customers. I don't like to use disposable cups, so I grease the pan each time. No matter what I do, after a certain time, my muffin pans end up ...
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Mixing liquid ingredients to "just combine" to dry ingredients for muffins

When baking muffins and adding the liquid ingredients to the "well" in the dry ingredients, the recipe says "to just combine". Does this mean not to add the whole liquid mixture, only enough to wet ...
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My banana Muffins won't rise like I want - Why?

So I just tried this recipe for banana muffins. They taste great (even directly after baking) and the texture is really nice and soft - like a muffin is supposed to be. The problem: They don't rise ...
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Mashing bananas for Muffins: By hand or with blender?

I am planning to bake some Banana Muffins. The recipe calls for mashed bananas. From my experience I know this can be tricky, because when mashing them by hand, of course they aren't as finely mashed ...
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Why would using oil make muffins less sweet?

I've been wondering, what makes muffins less sweet when using oil? (instead of butter?) In this case, a muffin mix tells me to use butter. The alternative (to make "american style" muffins) is to use (...
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Do flax seeds lose their fiber if cooked?

I found a recipe on the internet in which half a cup of ground flax seeds are added to the mixture to make muffins. Since there is flour and sugar in it I was wondering if that defeats the purpose of ...
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