Muffins

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Hello,

I am trying to find/create a muffin recipe that closely resembles the texture and crumb of McDonalds and Tim Horton's. I was curious if anyone had any tips (creaming method vs muffin method), etc. For some reason muffins are my nemesis.

thank you.
 
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Is it possible to cook smth like that at home. I suspect they add many "unhealthy" ingredients and you just won't do this to your lovely homemade muffins /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
 
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I'm not familiar with these muffins. What is unique about their crumb?

Kyle
 
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I do wonder if the texture and crumb of store bought or fast food muffins is due to additives rather than any special recipe or technique. when I muffins it is flour, fat, milk, salt, sugar and baking powder, then whatever you want to add. the last time I read the label of an Otis S. muffin, it had 3 times as many ingredients.
 
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I do wonder if the texture and crumb of store bought or fast food muffins is due to additives rather than any special recipe or technique. when I muffins it is flour, fat, milk, salt, sugar and baking powder, then whatever you want to add. the last time I read the label of an Otis S. muffin, it had 3 times as many ingredients.

Bingo.

mimi
 
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I do wonder if the texture and crumb of store bought or fast food muffins is due to additives rather than any special recipe or technique. when I muffins it is flour, fat, milk, salt, sugar and baking powder, then whatever you want to add. the last time I read the label of an Otis S. muffin, it had 3 times as many ingredients.

An old FB post of mine illustrates your point I think... 12644992_785373741567039_2806322612387213219_n.jpg
 
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Up to a point it does. Yours is missing the required parentheticals.

These are the ingredients for KA AP: "INGREDIENTS: UNBLEACHED ENRICHED HARD WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN (VITAMIN B3), REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID)".

These are the ingredients for baking powder - and the range of options is generally divulged: sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda) and one or more acid salts. Typical formulations (by weight) call for 30% sodium bicarbonate, 5-12% monocalcium phosphate, and 21-26% sodium aluminum sulfate.

But your list will likely be smaller nonetheless. Why is salt and leavening so high on your list... it doesn't seem to be in the normal order of proportion.

I wonder different things about commercial muffins.... why are they so similar. I suspect it has a lot to do with, for example, widespread use of products like BakeMark Muffin Mixes.
 
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My ingredient list is not in order of proportion. I listed them off the top of my head to make a point on Facebook, but your points are well taken. And I agree, commercial muffins today are primarily from mixes, frozen batters, and predeposited muffin trays.
 
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