Bake to your heart's content on National Muffin Day
This muffin recipe is bound to sweeten up your day this National Muffin Day
A Brief History of the Muffin
Enjoyed as a sweet or savoury treat for generations over breakfast or afternoon tea, the origins of traditional English muffins trace back to as early as the 10th or 11th century in Wales. Not long after, its American counterpart, the American muffin, was developed in the 18th century.
The Craft of Baking Perfect Muffins Every Single Time
With its moist crumb, chewy texture, and slightly peaked top, baking muffins only sounds difficult. To ensure your muffins turn out soft and fluffy rather than hard and stiff, be very conscious of avoiding overmixing. That includes overmixing when combining your wet and dry ingredients, and overmixing when adding your extra filling components such as any seeds, chips, or chunks. It is also important to note that a stiffer mixture can also create much higher peaks in muffins, so if you prefer your muffins to have a flat top, opt for a more fluid batter with greater quantities of sugar and butter, depending on your recipe.