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cranberry muffins

vickie Nov 22, 2006 08:27 PM

I would like to make cranberry muffins tomorrow morning. I have
a hectic morning and was wondering how the muffins would turn out if I made the batter in advance, covered the bowl and put it in the fridge.Tomorrow morning I plan on taking the batter out,bringing it to room temp and baking them.
Will this work?
Thank you in advance

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  1. Candy RE: vickie Nov 22, 2006 09:34 PM

    I think what I would do is mix my dry ingredients and set aside and the same with the wet and combine the 2 in the AM. If you mix it all up and wait 'til morning your baking powder would lose some of its power and you would end up with heavy flattish muffins.

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    1. re: Candy
      jackie de RE: Candy Nov 22, 2006 11:37 PM

      Follow Candy's advice, she knows what she talks about!Combine in a.m., but do all the measuring and fixen tonite, then just put it all together in the morning.

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      FlavoursGal RE: vickie Nov 22, 2006 09:53 PM

      If you're using frozen cranberries (which I'd recommend over dried cranberries), add them to the dry ingredients in the morning before combining the wet and dry. Otherwise, you'll have pink muffins.

      1. Andiereid RE: vickie Nov 22, 2006 09:57 PM

        I agree. Don't combine your wet and dry ingredients and your cranberries until right before you bake. I actually did the "mix muffin batter the night before" thing and got very disappointing, flat muffins the next day.

        1. MrBigTime RE: vickie Nov 22, 2006 11:42 PM

          Actually, I've mixed completely mixed muffin batter the night before, and got good results the next morning. I made blueberry muffins from a box mix, and added orange flavored craisins. They turned up fine (although a bit on the orange side).

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            FlavoursGal RE: vickie Nov 23, 2006 02:22 AM

            Since it takes all of about 30 seconds to combine the pre-mixed wet and dry ingredients, I would not recommend doing a complete muffin batter (or cake batter) the night before, especially if the batter contains buttermilk, yogourt or sour cream together with baking soda. You wouldn't want to go there.

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