Ok, I’m going to firstly put the following disclaimer:
“Please do not try the following in your own homes”
You might risk having to eat dry muffins (not the English kind)/cupcakes for 4 days in a row!
Yes, I have been baking again. This time, I made muffins (or cupcakes if you prefer). Lots of muffins (What’s the difference between muffins and cupcakes anyway?).
I have this muffin recipe that I’ve been using to make banana choc chip muffins for years now. And it used to work well every single time. The problem is, I recently decided to try to adapt the recipe to make other muffins. Not so wise a choice unfortunately!
I saw this recipe and thought that I’d make pretty much the same thing only it seemed to be more like an apple crumble muffin to me. So, I made apple-crumble-muffins.
So I used my own basic muffin recipe, added 1 diced apple and topped it with the crumble topping found in this recipe (Note that I only used the crumble topping from this recipe, not the rest of the recipe).
Sure, the idea seemed great…and the results are ok…for the first day at least. However, on the second day, the muffins started to get a little dry (ok, very dry!), and by the third day, every time I took a bite, I ended up spluttering and choking on dry crumbs!
I won’t post my dry apple muffin recipe because there are definitely some better recipes around. However, the crumble topping that I adapted from the recipe turned out great!
Crumble Topping (adapted from Allrecipes.com)
5 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs butter melted
½ tsp cinnamon
3 tbs flour
5 tbs rolled oats
And voila, the results! I can’t make them look good no matter how hard I try. They look a little like they have a skin disease! But trust me – they were really good for 1 day!
Anyway, all that was before I found this great site:
I think I’ll just stick to the recipe in future!