Friday, May 05, 2006

Let's Try That Again, Shall We?

After making the batch of muffins last week (see post here), I was a little disappointed that they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. They tasted and looked OK, but they didn't rise very much, because I had added an extra ¼ cup of milk to the batter in an effort to make it less 'gloopy'. So I decided that since I like the recipe, and they tasted pretty darn good, that it was worth another attempt.

The first time, I thought that it was the proportions that were the problem, as the batter came out really thick and sticky. Well, I think that's pretty much how it's supposed to be.

This time, I went exactly by the recipe plus added a handful of raisins, but this time greased up those muffin cups really good, and only baked the muffins for 19 minutes (yes, 19 - it seemed like a good number) instead of the 25 minutes I cooked them last time. Success! Not only were they not black and charred, but they rose nicely in the pan and popped right out with only a little coercing.

And the aroma! I baked these this morning, so when I come home from work this evening, the first thing I'll smell when I walk through the front door will be the lingering smell of fresh cinnamon-raisin muffins.

1 comment:

evelyn said...

Wait a minute, you put the cinnamon stuff only on the inside, and none on top? I didn't read the recipe that carefully last time, or my brain just saw "cinnamon" and immediately made the erroneous leap to topping.

I'm not sure how I feel about just having it exclusively inside of the muffin. That's coffee cake heresy. Next time, make a double portion of the cinnamon mixture and put some on top where it belongs.

Even without the golden, fabulous, delicious, crunchy topping, the photo looks great.