Muffins are individual-sized, baked bread product that everybody eats for breakfast. I know that you know what muffins are but I want to focus on this sweet (and sometimes savory) treat for now. We’ve been all about cupcakes and cakes previously so lets try something new. Here we tell you more about muffins, its different versions, how it is prepared, and whatnot.
The name muffin itself comes either from “muffe” or “moufflet”. Muffe is a kind of cake from Germany and moufflet is a French word which means a soft bread. The earliest name of muffin was first found in print in 1703, spelled as “moofin”.
Its Simplest Form
A muffin looks like a cupcake in shape, and they generally lack frosting and are not as sweet as cupcakes. You can usually hold a muffin with one hand and they are often served in a paper baking cup or a muffin tin. They can either be served cold or warm and with or without jam and butter. There are many flavors and variations of muffins but there is always a special ingredient that defines that specific muffin.
An English muffin is a flatter disk-shaped, typically unsweetened bread of English origin. These muffins are popular in Commonwealth countries and the United States. The English variant is often served toasted for breakfast. These may also be served with butter or margarine. It may surprise you, however, that in the United Kingdom, hardly anyone there has heard of “English muffins”. The reason? They actually have been labeling these as “American Muffins” since like, forever.
Baking Tools Used
Muffin tins and pans are typically metal bake ware which has round bow -shaped depressions into which muffin batter is poured. Muffin tins or pans can be greased with butter or cooking spray, to lessen the issue of batter sticking to the pan. Alternatively, muffin cups or cases can also be used. Cups or cases are usually round sheets of paper, foil, or silicone with scallop-pressed edges, giving the muffin a round cup shape.