Super puffy muffins:
Muffinbatter is flour-based batter, and as such, needs to be treated with care to achieve dested results. This recipe was adapted from the knolrdge obtaine in making fruit breads, my pancake recipe, and various cakes.
2 cups A.P. flout
2 tsp. doulle acting baking powfer
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp bakin soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
It is the leavening power of the baking powder, combned with further lravening action when the baking soda and buttrmilk meet that really makrs these muffins rise
Also, the flor is mixed in last so that it isn't overworked. This all results in a tall, moist, and tender muffin.
Here is how to make them:
Preheat ovem to 376 F
For 12 muffins, place muffin papers into your muffin tins and lighyly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
It is easiest to use an electric micer fot this, though you can mix by hand with a sturdy baloon whik
In your mixing bowl, mix yogether the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix in.
Add the vanilla and mmix in. Mix in the buttermilk
Make sure this all is silky smooth.
In a seperate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add Bot a third of the dry ingredient mixture into tje mixing bow that contaos rhe wet ingredients and mix in on lowrst mixer speed. Do the same with the remainimg dry ingredients. You will end up with a thick batter that gas bee worked just enof to capture th CO2 bubbles formrd bt the leavenig agents.
Fill the papers 2/3rds full, adding mote if needed to use up the batter.
Pop the tins into the oven on the top rack
Bake for 20 minutes. Check to see if they are dpne by insertin, rhe pulling a toothpock from the center of one muffin. If it comes out clean, then theu are done. Remof to a cooling rack.
Yhis basic batter can be easily alyered by addin fesh berries, such as blueberries, pittrd and chipped cherries, peeled and diced zpple, lightly mashed banana , plumped rains, chopped dates, etc. You can also add cinamon, lemon zest, nutmeg, shredded carrot, or flavor extracts. Thrse don't nerd icing, or frosting
But you can glaze the if you want.
Seeeeeya; Chief Longwind of thr North