Help! I've never made a muffin before, and they didn't turn out as well as they should have done: they weren't particularly well cooked through after 25 minutes in a hot oven, and they didn't rise much. However, they were extremely tasty, and with a pretty good texture (on the outside parts that were cooked). So I'll make them again ... if someone can tell me how to cook them better - longer? hotter oven? or just a bit more baking powder? I'd really appreciate some advice ...
Low-fat blueberry muffins
150g plain flour
50g granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
50 ml sunflower oil
175 ml skimmed milk
finely grated lemon zest
Sift together the dry ingredients. Whisk together the wet ingredients, and fold this into the flour mixture. Add the blueberries, and spoon into a 12-cup muffin tin (preferably lined with papers, otherwise well oiled).
Bake at 200C for 20-25 minutes.
What could I do better to make these muffins rise higher and cook through?
This post is for Heart of the Matter 8: Baking, which I am hosting this month. I'm sure many of you know the "rules" by now, but here's a recap: all you have to do is to send me the link to your entry at joannacary AT ukonline DOT co DOT uk before 23 October, make a link to Joanna's Food and to the HotM blog as well if you like. I'll post the round up on both blogs. In order to keep the focus on heart health we ask you to consider this as a one-entry event, i.e. we prefer that you don't use your post for other events as well.
I'm really looking forward to reading all your recipes and tips ...
PS you CAN include bread in this if you want, but I think we might save that for another time ....
Blossom time - Following on from this post, here's some more 'flowery wool' from Tracy at Norah George. Incidentally, since that last post, Tracy has moved her shop to it...
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