Next up on my Cookbook Challenge is a recipe from The Practical Encyclopedia of Baking by Martha Day.
This book is incredible! Huge. Heavy. Tons of photos and how-to instructions. Over 400 recipes.
Since I had some blueberries in the fridge, I decided to try this recipe.Here are some of the ingredients I used.The recipe did not call for this step but I dipped by blueberries in flour. I had heard somewhere that doing this will prevent the blueberries from falling to the bottom of the batter.Blueberry Muffins before . . . Blueberry Muffins after.
This recipe was easy but the muffins weren't that good. What I found interesting was one of the steps said to use a large metal spoon to mix the ingredients. Hmm . . . I used a rubber spatula.
In addition, my Wilton cupcake liners stuck to the muffins big time that I had to make sure not to eat paper along with the muffins. And, the Wilton cupcake liners faded terribly.
All that being said, I am excited to try more recipes from this book. In addition to sweet recipes, there are savory ones as well. And bread recipes from around the world.
I definitely recommend purchasing this cookbook.
What recipes have you tried lately?
- John Gunther