17 May 2011 No Comments
I absolutely adore muffins. Tomorrow we’re having a little morning party at school with a teacher who’s leaving. I decided to bring muffins to the little shingdig and decided on blueberry! The best blueberry muffins I have ever had are actually from a box mix- Betty Crocker Wild Blueberry mix (with real blueberries!)
This mix is superior to all other mixes (in my opinion) probably because of the real blueberries. They come in a little can! They taste much better than the little dry shriveled blueberries that a lot of mixes have. So I decided to make these muffins and needed muffin tin liners. So my mom got some for me! One problem I always have when I make muffins or cupcakes is that I often make 24 of them and I only have one muffin tin. Just as I was saying “we need another muffin tin” I read that the muffin tin liners I had could apparently just be placed on a cookie sheet and the muffin batter placed inside! I decided to give this a try.
Here are the cute little liners. Apparently these are pretty high-tec. Not only can you use them without a muffin tin but the colors won’t fade when you bake them! It’s all very exciting. Well I mixed up the batter and put half the batter in the muffin liners in the tin and half of the batter in the free-standing tins. This made a lot of batter by the way. These aren’t skimpy muffins! I was worried that the muffins would overflow but they did fine when they baked.
I was a little skeptical about how this would turn out…but I really didn’t want to sit around and do the muffins in two batches (I was making a double batch of the muffins, one box only makes 12). They baked for 18 minutes and turned golden brown and smelled so delicious.
Here is the final result. The muffin on the left, the more attractive and perfect one, was from the muffin tin. The free-standing ones turned out a little more lopsided and deformed. But that’s not really a problem because it’s still golden brown and delicious. I still want a second muffin tin but this is a good option for if you only have one. Mmm I can’t wait to eat these tomorrow morning :)