Thursday, 2 October 2014

Oooops, Wrong Flour!

The original title for this blog post was 'Ginger and Applesauce Muffins' but I had a slight mishap.  Everything was going well, the paper liners were nicely settled in their little tin cups.


The wet ingredients were well combined in the mixing bowl. The spices had been measured out, and the baking powder and baking soda. Then I did something very foolish.... I dumped in the wrong flour!  I could give you a half a dozen excuses why I was distracted but the truth is I just messed it up.  So I did the only thing I could think of...I went flour fishing.  I removed as much of the wrong flour as I could, added the right flour to the batter and baked the muffins as per usual.


To my surprise, they didn't explode OR implode!  They are just fine.  Phew! Imagine how good they would have looked had I done it properly.  Here's the recipe as I should have made it:

Heat the oven to 350C or 180F.  Prepare the muffin tins by placing 12 paper liners in into a regular size muffin tin.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter - room temperature
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup applesauce - I used my damaged apples to make the applesauce
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups PLAIN flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
a pinch of salt

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the white and brown sugar.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Pour in the apple sauce and stir until all the wet ingredients are well combined.  

In another bowl, sift together the spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour.   Add the 'dry' ingredients to the bowl containing the 'wet' ingredients and stir until the flour is just incorporated.  Do not over mix or your muffins will be tough.

Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups and bake for 20 -25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.  


Leave the muffins to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the tin. Eat one warm with a mug of tea.... 
That's not in the recipe, it's just what I do.  
 ...one other thing...
Don't use the wrong flour! 


6 comments:

  1. Yummy!!!! Ha! I have so done that while baking though instead of adding my flour I added extra sugar!! Thanks for the recipe friend!

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    1. Thank goodness, I was afraid things like this only happened to me! ; )

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  2. Haha, that could have been me! I am not all that good in baking and often in a hurry, so sometimes things go wrong. Fortunately not last time with the rose cake, but that got special attention. Your muffins look excellent and will certainly be delicious, especially when still warm....

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    1. Sometimes you just get lucky and this was one of those times. : ) Your rose cake looked so beautiful..but everything you do looks beautiful!

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  3. I have been having a lot of these moments recently. Unfortunately mine don't turn out in the end, I have had some real disastrous results! Lucky for you haven't! These do look good! Love apple bakes!

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    1. I expected them to explode then implode. : D I am so tempted to give them a little topping of cream cheese frosting but then they would be cake and not muffins.

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