Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday's Tips & Tricks: Muffin Trick

I occasionally get distracted when I cook and bake.  According to my husband, Stan, I always get distracted when I cook or bake.  What can I say, between the phone, email, blogs, my husband, and our dog Buddy, there are lots of things to catch my attention.

Our Dog Buddy

We enjoy having muffins for breakfast at our house.  But, one thing I hate about muffins is how quickly the bottoms of them can burn.

My phone rang one day just as I was making a batch of muffins.  I chatted and laughed with my sister as I filled the muffin pan with batter and popped it in the oven.  Too many minutes later, I remembered I had muffins in the oven.

In a panic I pulled them out; just knowing the bottoms would be very brown.  To my surprise, they were perfect.

As I cleaned up the muffin pan, I found the reason why they didn't over bake on the bottom.  I had two muffin pans stacked together making a do-it-yourself air bake muffin pan.  By stacking the pans, I had created a pocket of air that protected the bottom of the muffins.

Now when I bake muffins, I make sure to stack the muffin pans together, so I can talk all I want and not ruin breakfast.   I also use this trick when I bake cupcakes.

See Stan, sometimes good things happen when I am distracted!

Check back of Friday, 
for my Mocha Pudding recipe.

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. What a wonderful discovery. And Buddy is, of course, adorable.

  2. I was thinking I should make some muffins thanks so much for the tip. Have a great Xmas and New Year. Diane

  3. Buddy would definitely distract me, he's looks very lovable! This great tip is just in time because I'm making red velvet cupcakes soon, so I'll be sure to do this!

  4. Great tip...Buddy is so cute!

  5. Lol :) That is inconvenient to happen, but hey, nice trick with muffin pans. You should make Busy Woman Kitchen Tips series :)

  6. Thanks, Stephen!

    Food, Fun and Life in Charente, Merry Christmas to you too!

    El regalo de tu presencia, Christmas wishes to you too!

    Pam, Red Velvet cupcakes, yum! I hope you post the recipe!

    Thanks, Bo! Buddy is the best dog we have ever had. We got him from the pound. They wanted to put him down because he had been so abused they were afraid he was going to turn mean. As you can see, Buddy is a sweet love able dog.

    Tasos Apartment, I like your idea! Thanks for the tip!

  7. I love a good accident turned victory story like this! There have been so many great discoveries made this way.
    What a simple way to save my muffins from my distracted self! Thanks

  8. What a neat trick; sometimes it all works.