Friday, September 18, 2009

Bunnykins' Been Baking!!!

Bunnykins' been berry berry busy baking blueberries!! Yes ~ I've made Blueberry Muffins every single day this past week. I'm using a new technique and the little bunnies eat them almost faster than I can make them. Of course ~ I've had a few of them myself and they are so delicious. Hey wait a minute ~ maybe that's why I've gained 5 pounds this past week ........

The picture above shows a few of the Bluberry Muffins that I baked ~ just so you can see how pretty they were. Bree from Desperate Housewives would be so jealous of these delectable Blueberry Muffins. I need to put some in a Basket and take them to a Neighbor ~ love doing things like that. So, listed below are a few tips for the absolutely perfect batch of Bluberry Muffins.

1) Use your favorite store bought mix or homemade recipe

2) Use non-stick spray or muffin cups for the pan

3) Preheat oven to 425 degrees

4) Batter needs to be thick ~ if it's too thin then the muffins will spill over the top of the pan and not create a nice dome.

4) Fill muffin cups to the top with batter ~ not 2/3 full like most recipes instruct. If there is not enough batter to fill all of the cups then fill the empty ones with water. Caution ~ don't need to tell you that the water will be extremely HOT after baking ~ so be careful when removing pan from oven.

5) Most important step ~ Bake at 425 degrees for 6 minutes ~ then turn to 375 degrees for 14 minutes. This will create a burst of steam inside the Muffin that will create a nice dome.

6) Muffins are done when golden brown or when toothpick comes out clean.

7) Cool Muffins 5 - 8 minutes before taking them out of the pan.

Please note ~ oven temps vary and you might want to reduce the temperature slightly (especially if you use a dark coated pan). I've been using 415 degrees and then 365 degrees since I have a dark coated pan. I don't have the link where I saw these tips ~ so email me if you know it and I'll add it to this Blog Post.

Have you seen these Brownie Pans that make the Perfect Brownies so that each one is an edge piece? The "edge pieces" are my favorite ~ don't really care for the middle pieces ~ only the edge ones. This pan is made by Bakers Edge. You can hop right over here to order one of these Fabulous Brownie Edge Pans.

They also have a Lasagna Pan!!!! LOVE the way the noodles and layers stay neatly stacked regardless of how many portions are removed. The Lasagna also bakes more consistently because more heat is circulated to the pan's middle, where food typically takes longer to bake.

So ~ this weekend we'll have lots of Bluberry Muffins, Brownie Edges and tons of Lasagna.

Then ~ Monday I'll start my new diet. It's a super easy diet and I don't have to track points or count calories or measure anything. I'm just going to eat like a Queen for Breakfast, like a Princess for Lunch and like a Pauper for Dinner. AND ~ take a nice long walk everyday.


Sandy said...

Hi Jayne,
I'm so hungry now!!! Yum!
Hope you are well. Have a great week.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Jayne ~ I have that same plate your yummy muffins are on! AND I have been wanting one of those brownie pan's forever! I can't believe they make a lasgna one too!Your banner is beautiiiiful!
Have a Happy day! Terri