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    • lynnemcf
    • By lynnemcf 18th Apr 05, 9:59 AM
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    Muffins muffins muffins
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    • 18th Apr 05, 9:59 AM
    Muffins muffins muffins 18th Apr 05 at 9:59 AM
    I have searched the internet but all the recipes I can find are American. Sweet and savoury recipes welcome.

    Thanks
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    • mel123
    • By mel123 1st Apr 07, 6:15 PM
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    mel123
    Thank you these were delicious, I might have the OS record of them being eaten in ten minutes. I grated some orange rind and squeezed the juice in mine.
    Who would like my last penny?
    • mumoftwo
    • By mumoftwo 1st Apr 07, 6:23 PM
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    I do mine in the breadmaker, then cut into squares once cooked
    Originally posted by CCStar
    Is that on the cake setting? That sounds like a great idea... Please let us know how you do it!!
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 1st Apr 07, 6:53 PM
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    Sorry, I think this is probably a stupid question, but is a muffin tin different to a normal bun tin?

    I guess perhaps a muffin tins "sections" are deeper? If so, maybe I could just make smaller versions, as all I have is one bun tin :confused:
    Originally posted by nic82

    You do really need a muffin tin, which as you say are much deeper than bun tins. Muffins need a lot of room If you have paper muffin cases you might get away with using a bun tin as the case will help support the muffin.

    I sometimes make a muffin cake in a tray bake tin and cut into squares, but you need to give it a bit longer in the oven.

    I know people love their bread makers but really, what is the advantage of mixing muffins in a breadmaker ? One of the keys to successful muffins is not overmixing the ingredients or they won't rise properly. Surely a BM beats the hell out of them :confused: I'd find a mixing bowl quicker to wash up than the pan from a BM too.
  • vfairbrass
    [QUOTE=thriftlady;4771477]You do really need a muffin tin, which as you say are much deeper than bun tins. Muffins need a lot of room If you have paper muffin cases you might get away with using a bun tin as the case will help support the muffin.

    QUOTE]

    I've probably posted this before but I avoided buying a muffin tin by making my own moulds from strips of card (cereal boxes) and tin foil. Strip of card 1.5 inch by 9 inch, bend into a circle and staple, cover with tin foil. I made 18 of these to start with and they have lasted for ages. Just put however many I want onto a baking tray, pop the muffin case (I used Supercook muffin cases from Sainsburys) inside and fill with mixture. Works a treat.
    Valerie
  • janeawej
    mel123 glad you liked them i am going to try your idea!

    Thanks vfairbrass that sounds a good idea i might try it as i only have one 6 muffin tin and with 6 of us that dosent go far!!
    • Tartan Mum
    • By Tartan Mum 4th Apr 07, 8:06 AM
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    Tartan Mum
    I'm sure this is a v silly question but here goes....

    I really want to try making these muffins. I have the muffin tin to go in the oven but don't have paper muffin cases. I assume I need both or do you put the mixture straight into the tin?

    I told you it was a silly question...
  • debtworrier
    You do really need a muffin tin, which as you say are much deeper than bun tins. Muffins need a lot of room If you have paper muffin cases you might get away with using a bun tin as the case will help support the muffin.

    I sometimes make a muffin cake in a tray bake tin and cut into squares, but you need to give it a bit longer in the oven.

    I know people love their bread makers but really, what is the advantage of mixing muffins in a breadmaker ? One of the keys to successful muffins is not overmixing the ingredients or they won't rise properly. Surely a BM beats the hell out of them :confused: I'd find a mixing bowl quicker to wash up than the pan from a BM too.
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    In my case the advantage would be not having to use my lousy electric oven, which takes forever to heat up and costs a fortune to run!

    I've actually been wondering if these muffins could be made in the microwave?
  • bigpaws23
    I'm sure this is a v silly question but here goes....

    I really want to try making these muffins. I have the muffin tin to go in the oven but don't have paper muffin cases. I assume I need both or do you put the mixture straight into the tin?

    I told you it was a silly question...
    Originally posted by Tartan Mum
    not a silly question at all. you don't need the cases if you grease the tins or have non stick ones
    Better for the environment and saves you money

    Enjoy!
    Bigpaws x
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 4th Apr 07, 11:16 AM
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    thriftlady
    not a silly question at all. you don't need the cases if you grease the tins or have non stick ones
    Better for the environment and saves you money

    Enjoy!
    Bigpaws x
    Originally posted by bigpaws23
    Also, if you don't use cases (I brush the cups with oil) you don't lose half your muffin when it sticks to the paper case
    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 31st May 07, 3:13 PM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    A Basic Muffin Recipe Please....
    hi all,

    I really like the idea of making muffins to have for brekkie

    I have looked on the recipe index but am a bit confused, some have baking powder and plain flour, didnt know if i could use SR flour instead? And it seems that lots have different ingredients depending on the overall 'flavour' or the muffin.

    Has anyone a tried and tested failproof basic recipe that i can just change the main ingredient ie: banana, blueberry, raspberry etc?

    thanks
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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 31st May 07, 3:27 PM
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    Pooky
    The one I use all the time and never fail with is.....


    300gm s/r flour
    150gms sugar (preferably soft brown or caster)
    1 medium egg
    175mls milk (supposed to be buttermilk - I use semi skimmed)
    125 mls veg oil

    That's the basic mix - to which I normall add around 200 gms of fruit.

    Sieve the flour, add the sugar and fruit. Mix egg, milk and oil and add to flour/fruit/sugar, stir but don't get rid of too many lumps.

    Bake 190/gas 5 for about 20-25 mins - cool on rack or they'll go soggy.

    These freeze really well too.

    HTH
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 31st May 07, 3:31 PM
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    Hi, JD! I make lots of muffins. I use SR flour and baking powder, as I like them to rise lots. My main tip would be to measure out dry ingredients, then add the wet at the last minute, and get them in the oven. That way the raising ingredients retain all their oooomph!

    My basic recipe:

    300g SR flour
    1Tbsp baking powder
    80 g sugar (any kind - depends on other ingredients)

    2 large eggs
    220ml milk
    100g melted butter

    Pour into 12 muffin cases and bake at gas 6 for 30 mins. Eat fresh or freeze - they don't keep nearly as well as other cakes.

    Favourite flavours:
    2 bananas and 100g choc chips
    100g raspberries, 100g white choc chips
    200g blueberries, top with demerara
    2Tbsp instant decaf coffee, mixed with splash of boiling water, 200g rough chopped walnuts.

    HTH, Penny. x
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    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 31st May 07, 3:53 PM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    thats brilliant guys

    i bought a muffin tray today and some cases so this weekend i will get cracking!

    mmm raspberry and white choc penny.....sounds divine!

    if all goes well i will be planning to have a muffin bake-a-thon on sundays and freeze for brekkies, lunchboxes and snacks during the week

    if anyone else has muffin filling ideas please post....

    oooh p.s. can i use frozen fruit or is it best to use fresh?
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 31st May 07, 4:03 PM
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    Penelope Penguin
    No probs! I use frozen fruit, usually - don't bother to defrost, just shove it in.

    You can also make savoury muffins (never done it myself, though) with cheese, for instance.

    Penny. x
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  • savingsara
    Marmalade and (dried) apricot muffins are loverly!

    280g SR flour
    2.5ml bicarb of soda
    2.5ml salt
    85g white sugar
    2.5ml finely grated orange rind (optional)
    90ml orange juice
    120ml orange marmalade, warmed slightly (distribute in batter more evenly)
    90-120ml milk or water
    110g chopped ready to eat apricots
    90ml vegetable oil or 85g butter, melted


    Makes 11-12

    190C-200C, Gas mark 5-6

    Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

    Mix together the apricots, and rind if using, with all the wet ingredients and stir well.

    Pour all the liquid ingredients into the dry mixture. Stir til just combined. Batter should be lumpy but no dry flour should remain.

    Spoon immediately into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.
    • JAMIEDODGER
    • By JAMIEDODGER 31st May 07, 5:08 PM
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    JAMIEDODGER
    what a great recipe savingsara,

    i have some ready to eat apricots that need using up as the children wont eat them

    will def be trying these out!
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  • mattogier
    A proper ENGLISH MUFFIN is FAR superior to the American "Cake" Muffin and, although takes longer to make is absolutely the best thing toasted with jam or even better, toasted, lumped with fresh butter and a soft poached egg - salt and pepper for breakfast or even with the addition of Asparagus (now in season) and a hollandaise sauce for a great supper!


    For the muffin see...

    http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/505/Ultimate_English_Muffin48306.shtml

    and a simple to make hollandaise...

    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/hollandaise-sauce,769,RC.html

    Cheers

    Matt
    Last edited by mattogier; 31-05-2007 at 5:27 PM. Reason: Add info
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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 31st May 07, 5:47 PM
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    I used Thriftlady's as is on this thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=147888&highlight=muffins+cherrie s

    Lovely
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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 31st May 07, 5:52 PM
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    Ooh, thanks Lil me, you've saved me the bother of writing it out again. But, as I say in the post it isn't my recipe
    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 31st May 07, 5:55 PM
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    lil_me
    I have it saved, know it isn't 'yours' as such but you posted it and now I make them and they last about 5 minutes if I make them and don't hide them
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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