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knittygirl Feb 24, 2011 06:48 AM

I was multitasking while making some muffins for my kids. I forgot the baking powder so now I have paperweights instead of muffins. Can I possibly make a bread pudding with these things or is it just time to trash them?

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  1. monavano RE: knittygirl Feb 24, 2011 06:49 AM

    Do they taste good? If yes, the bread pudding is a terrific idea.

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      soccermom13 RE: monavano Feb 24, 2011 07:24 AM

      I second the bread pudding idea. I'd use perhaps a bit more of whatever liquid the recipe calls for (for example, if it's a custard mixture, I'd slightly scale up the amount of custard). You want those little paperweights to soften up a bit :0)

      p.s. I feel your pain. I once made rolls for an important dinner but forgot to put in the yeast. I can usually multitask with the best of them but occasionally it backfires!

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      Honesty RE: knittygirl Feb 24, 2011 07:37 AM

      I did that once too. I broke them up into chunks, mixed in some cream, and topped with berries and cinnamon for dessert.... no body was any the wiser ;)

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        ultimatepotato RE: knittygirl Feb 24, 2011 07:41 AM

        Sweet muffins? Blitz them in a food processor, re-bake and use as a crumble topping, over ice-cream, with yoghurt and berries, roll banana pieces in them, dip marshmallows in melted chocolate and then the crumbs. Use them like a sweet breadcrumb.

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          mamachef RE: ultimatepotato Feb 24, 2011 07:47 AM

          Along ultimatepotato's suggestion line, you can use them to make a crumble to top a fruit crisp as well.

        2. chowser RE: knittygirl Feb 24, 2011 08:01 AM

          You could also process them for the base of a cheesecake.

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            knittygirl RE: knittygirl Feb 25, 2011 11:39 AM

            Thank you for all the great ideas! Who knew there were so many uses for muffins gone wrong! I used the chocolate banana muffins with chocolate chips to make a bread pudding. It turned out to be quite tasty!

            1. Hank Hanover RE: knittygirl Feb 25, 2011 06:59 PM

              Your bread pudding or a trifle is probably best but just crumbling it into a glass of milk would be good.

              1. ipsedixit RE: knittygirl Feb 25, 2011 07:52 PM

                I would serve them as is and call them "mushroom cookies"

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                  piccola RE: knittygirl Feb 26, 2011 04:35 PM

                  Slice them really thin and bake them until crispy, biscotti-style. It's pretty much how they make those fancy Raincoast Crisps...

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