This is my second post for TWD-Baking with Julia. After reading everyone's 'rewind' posts from last tuesday, I'm excited to try more recipes from Baking with Julia.
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But still, I feel I need some props for this feat!! Small cheering crowd? No? Not even some Beatnik applause?
This is another recipe (much like my last post--the lemon loaf cake) that doesn't involve the use of a mixer, processor or blender. Everything just gets mixed by hand. As much as I love my kitchenaid mixer, it is nice to take a break from the appliances in the kitchen.
I made this batch as a full 2 dozen. They did come out a little small and I should have taken them out sooner than 20 minutes, as they were a little dry. I think my next batch I will make the recommended 16. I should have paid better attention to the recipe....but once I took out two muffin pans I just got carried away with filling it.
Now I don't have an aversion to shortening. And I'm not sure why there is such an aversion to it, as it isn't like this recipe calls for a great deal of it. Nor am I likely to eat all the muffins (and hence all the shortening). Grumble, grumble, grumble. And when I look at the nutritional data for shortening and butter, I see very little difference. (though shortening seemed to look better nutritionally) Strange, no?
They are good muffins. I just need to learn to not over mix or over bake.
Over and out!