Muffins are marvelous breakfast fare, afternoon snacks, or late-night treats. When it comes to muffin making, many bakers struggle with producing consistent results. We want to share five helpful hints to ensure that your muffin baking delivers delicious rewards for your efforts.
Remember these important hints for making perfect muffins:
- Reserve one muffin tin space to partially fill with water before baking. Allowing for extra moisture in the oven will ensure tender muffins.
- Never fill your muffin tins more than 2/3 full. Allow room for the muffin to expand upwards during baking.
- For a pretty presentation, use decorative paper liners or parchment paper squares in the muffin pan before adding batter. Liners yield a soft-sided exterior on muffins, while baking directly in the pan will yield a crispier crust.
- Eat your muffins within two days of baking or freeze for later enjoyment. To ensure best results, always be sure your muffins are fully cooled before storing in zippered storage bags or containers.
- To reheat fresh muffins, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cover muffins loosely with foil and heat for approximately 10 minutes. If your muffins are frozen, cover with foil and reheat for approximately 25 minutes.