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Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

Many coffee cakes can easily be converted into muffins. Simply spoon batter into muffin pans. If there is a streusel topping, sprinkle it over the top of each muffin. Bake at the same temperature…

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Filling Muffin Cups with Ease

Using a spoon to full muffin cups with batter can get messy. To quickly put batter into muffin cups with little mess, use an ice cream scoop with a quick release. Or pour the batter from a…

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Make-Ahead Muffins on the Go

To take fresh muffins to a gathering without last-minute fuss, make your batter ahead of time and freeze it in nonstick tins or paper muffin cups. Later, just bake as many as you need right from…

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Mixing Perfect Muffins

Review these mixing techniques to help produce even-textured muffins with gently rounded tops. First, combine the dry ingredients. Use a wire whisk or fork to evenly distribute the leavening and…

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Night Before Muffin Prep

When you want fresh muffins in the morning, do some of the prep work the night before, combining dry ingredients in a plastic bag and measuring any other ingredients that will hold. The following…

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No-Stick Muffin Liners

When baking muffins or cupcakes in paper liners, I spray them with nonstick cooking spray. The liner peels off very nicely, leaving no crumbs behind! —Pamela K., Martinsburg, West Virginia

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Secrets for Successful Muffins

Use butter, stick margarine (with at least 80% oil) or shortening. For best results, do not use whipped, tub, soft, liquid or reduced-fat products. The fat should be softened (at room…

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Storing Muffins

I’ve found that the plastic vegetable storage bags with tiny holes are perfect for storing fresh-baked muffins. The muffins stay nice and moist and don’t get sticky. —Julie I., Sebeka,…

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Storing Muffins, Biscuits and Scones

Store muffins, biscuits and scones in an airtight container at room temperature. (If made with cheese, cream cheese or other perishable foods, they should be stored in the…

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When Muffins Fail to Rise

Here are a few tips that may be helpful in making perfect muffins and quick breads: Be careful not to overmix the ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and stir only until…

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