On January 9 I posted about Muffin Cake. Today I am recreating that process of making muffins (ha ha!) on purpose.
2/3 c. butter, melted
1 c. sugar
2 c. milk
3 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
Sift the dry ingredients together. Set aside.
Put the sugar and eggs into a mixer bowl, then slowly increase speed and mix until smooth. Melt the butter and on slow speed drizzle the butter into the egg/sugar mixture. Mix well on a faster speed. Add the milk a little at a time, mixing well.
On a low speed add the dry sifted ingredients and mix gently until all the dry in incorporated into the milk/sugar/egg/butter mixture.
Butter a 13×9 pan, pour the batter evenly into the pan, pushing into all the corners using a silicone spatula.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until done (cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean)
I was making muffins for breakfast yesterday morning and then something happened which made me hand the process off to my daughter. I was going to write the recipe down on an index card, but I got distracted by the other thing, and then my husband and I had to go to homedepot for the thing, so I wasn’t there when she put the recipe together. I’d gone over what I had done and what needed done (with her) but she goofed up and when I was there, I saw and flipped out (as I do when she’s got a great handle on what’s going on in the kitchen and goofs up anyhow.)
Finally I was able to tell her what to do to make it work (hopefully.) It did work, but it was almost a huge problem.
I had taken a recipe, and doubled it. I have showed my daughter how to double something, she has known for some years now, practiced it fine oft times. This time though, she took the ingredients and did everything right, except for the milk. She doubled the DOUBLED amount. Original amount was 1/2 cup. I don’t mess up that way (yes, other ways, not that way though!) and it’s part of what I need to do with all the children, go over measurements and fractions again, every so often.
So what did she end up doing? I had her put it into a 13×9 pan and bake it as a cake. It turned out well enough. We could do it on purpose, or not. Well, it’s something else she goofed up, I like to put cinnamon in the batter, and she added all that milk before the cinnamon, so she didn’t get the cinnamon into it, just sprinkled it on top, which isn’t the same effect when it’s baked as having it inside is. Even with it that way, it was good.
This isn’t a recipe. If I want to experiment I just might do so with this process and come up with a good recipe to post. Later of course.