Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apple Muffin

Muffin recipes first began to appear in print in the mid 18th century and quickly caught on. By the 19th century muffin men walked the streets of England at tea time to sell there muffins. They wore trays of English muffins on there heads and rang there bells to call customers to there wares.There are many varieties and flavors of muffins made with a specific ingredient such as blueberries, chocolate chips, cucumbers, raspberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, date, nut, lemon, banana, orange, peach, strawberry, boysenberry, almond, and carrot.I am sharing a simple and easy recipe of Apple muffin with you here

Ingredients

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Butter - 1/2 cup
White sugar - 1 CUP
Eggs - 2
vanilla - 1 1/4 teaspoons
Chopped apples - 1 1/2 cups

Recipe

1)Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.Grease the muffin pan.
2)In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3)In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture.
4)Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan after greasing the muffin cups to 3/4th level.
5)Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.


Tips

1)Can use add 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg to the batter, if you like.
2)A special metal baking pan, sometimes referred to as a muffin tin, with 6 or 12 cup-shaped depressions. Most often this pan is made from aluminum.
3)If some muffin cups will remain empty during baking, put 2 to 3 tablespoons water in the unused muffin cups to keep the pan from warping.
4)Avoid over stirring when making muffins, do not stir or beat batter until it is smooth and lump free.Muffins will have large holes and a tough texture with overbeating.
5)To freeze muffins, wrap in foil, heavy-duty plastic wrap or freezer-wrap and press all the air from package; freeze for up to 3 months.
6)When muffins are done, remove them at once from the muffin tins so they don’t steam and soften.

3 comments:

  1. hmmmmmmmmmm the muffins look so spongy and tempting and perfect.

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  2. Yummy and delicious muffins savitha!

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