Muffin Tips

The secret to perfect, tender muffins is in the lumps. Muffin batter should be gently stirred just until all the dry ingredients are moistened, resulting in a lumpy batter. Resist the temptation to vigorously stir muffin batter until it is smooth. The lumps will disappear during baking. Over-stirring creates tough muffins with pointed tops.

Preparing Muffins

  • The secret to perfect, tender muffins is in the lumps. Muffin batter should be gently stirred just until all the dry ingredients are moistened, resulting in a lumpy batter. Resist the temptation to vigorously stir muffin batter until it is smooth. The lumps will disappear during baking. Over-stirring creates tough muffins with pointed tops.
  • To check muffins for doneness insert a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean the muffins are done.
  • To properly cool muffins transfer them to a wire rack. The bottoms will become soggy if the muffins are left in the pan to cool.

Freezing Muffins

  • Keep muffins fresh for another day by freezing them. Place cooled muffins in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw at room temperature and gently reheat until warm.
  • Make a double batch and freeze the extra ones for future meals.
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