Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cade Baking: Mystery Muffins

Cade has been enjoying to bake a few things all by himself. He has been using a 4-H pamphlet called Six Easy Bites. Next his is going to try a cookie recipe from the book. I like how it gives instruction to clean up the pans after baking. The information/instuctions allows for learning and experimenting.

You Need:

1 egg

1/2½ cup milk

1/4 cups vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups flour

½1/2 cup sugar

2 teasp. Baking powder

1/2 teasp. Salt

Your favorite jam or jelly

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the bottoms of six muffin cups in a 12-cup pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the “dry” ingredients: the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the “wet” ingredients: the egg., milk, and vegetable oil. Set aside.

4. Make a well with the dry ingredients by pushing them up the sides of the bowl.

5. Pour the “wet” ingredients into the “dry” well all at once. Stir just until the dry ingredients are wet (about 24 strokes) Don’t over mix. The batter is supposed to be lumpy.

6. Fill the six prepared muffin cups ½ full. Drop 1 tsp. of jam or jelly into the center of each muffin. Add more batter to fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

7. Fill the empty muffin cups with water to make sure the pan is evenly heated.

8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove the muffins from the pan as soon as you take them out of the oven, so they won’t get soggy. Cool muffins on a wire rack.

9. Let the pan cool down. Then wash, rinse, and dry the muffin pan.

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