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What went wrong with my muffins?

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penona Wed 15-Jul-09 21:47:10

I made muffins for the first time, cherry and almond ones. I followed all the instructions, folding in the flour to the egg and milk mix quickly and gently, but they still turned out a bit tough and chewy. Nothing like the light moist ones you get in expensive coffee shops! Fortunately the kids didn't care and ate them anyway, but where did I go wrong?
Or else, can anyone recommend a good recipe? I hate the ones that use oil in them BTW. Always seem to be greasy.

MrsBadger Wed 15-Jul-09 21:50:47

they will never come out like th eones in ocffee shops, live with it

butter makes for heavy muffins IME, try the oil

also add a tablespoon of vinegar to the mix - you don;t taste it but it helps it rise by reacting with the bicarb

and personally I stir the egg and milk into the dry ingredients rather than as you describe

penona Wed 15-Jul-09 21:58:28

Maybe I should just stick to fairy cakes then! (Or starbucks....)

Thanks for vinegar tip, will give it a whirl.

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