Sunday, 20 May 2012

Making your own muffin cases

There are lots of lovely muffin cases you can buy in shops and on-line. Beautifully shaped, coloured and patterned stuff is available. I've noticed that the rustic look muffin wraps are becoming popular alongside the traditional ones. Some people call these wraps, "tulip muffin wraps." Ah, yes, they look like tulips don't they? These are seen in coffee shops or deli counters. They seem to be for American style eating rather than English afternoon tea. I discovered that you can get ready-made rustic look muffin wraps, but as they look so "home-made", you might as well make them yourself.
Lorraine Pascale shows how to make your own muffin cases using baking paper in her pumpkin and rosemary muffin recipe. Have a look at how she does it on her video. Anyway, here is how you can make your own muffin wrap. I also think greasing the paper is quite important as the muffin sticks to the paper if you don't grease it. This is the Apple Crumble Muffin which I baked the other day. I forgot to grease the paper, so it fell apart when I tried to remove the paper. Still, it tasted good. :)

  1. Cut out 5-inch square pieces of baking paper. 
  2. Spray the muffin tin with vegetable oil cooking spray to hold the paper in place. 
  3. Spray each piece of paper. 
  4. Place 1 piece of paper into 1 cup of the tin, pressing along the folds to crease. Repeat with other cups and paper pieces. 
  5. Scoop batter into cups, and bake.