Sunday, September 7, 2008

Basic Muffins - Muffin Method

(original recipe from All Recipes)
makes 12 muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.

3. In a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil.

4. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat. The batter will be lumpy.

5. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.

6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.


Variations:
- Chocolate Chip Muffins: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips.
- Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries.
- Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins.
- Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates.
- Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese.
- Bacon Muffins: Fold 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.

2 comments:

Happy Mom, Loving Wife, Demanding Daughter said...

Hi,
I happened to come across your blog and I find the receipes very simple to try. I am a beginner in baking and a 100% Vegetarian. Is there any substitute for egg in this receipe? I would love to try this muffin.
Thank You.

--Saraswathi

Bimmer said...

Hi Saraswathi,
thanks for dropping by!
I have read that in baked goods, you can use commercial egg replacer or applesauce in place of eggs, although I have to admit that I have tried neither.
Using applesauce has been something on my to-try list because it is also easy to make at home. But laziness overcome me everytime, so if you do try with applesauce, please drop a note here to tell me how it goes! :)

-- bimmer

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