Mouth-Watering Muffins

Sweet or savory, miniature or majorly decadent, these muffins take the cake.

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Achieve the Perfect Muffin
Photo: Getty Images

Achieve the Perfect Muffin

Preheat the oven: Don't bake before your oven reaches the proper temp. If you're cooking at lower temperatures, muffins won't reach their full, peak potential. High temperatures, about 375º to 400º, will give muffins lovely, peaked domes.

Check baking powder expiration dates: Old powder prevents batter from rising correctly.

Have all ingredients at room temperature for best blending. For example, ice-cold milk will harden melted butter and keep it from blending evenly.

Don't overmix the batter—it's okay if it's a little lumpy when it goes into the muffin liners. Stirring flour and liquids too much can create tunnels in the batter, which makes the final product tough. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until moistened.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey