Believe it or not, day-old muffins exist. Instead of pitching them, learn this simple kitchen trick to revive them back into deliciousness in seconds!
Yes, there really is a thing as day-old muffins especially if you live in my house where I simply cannot bake 6 muffins or even a dozen. Part of being chef/blogger/whatever is you make your recipes over and over and over to ensure that the recipe is perfected. Now granted a good portion of the food is either eaten by us, donated or given to friends/co-workers but still, there are always lots of foods here to choose from with muffins being no exception. However muffins are one of those things that, after a day or two, they lose their deliciousness as they either start to get stale or hard. Or conversely, they get ‘wet’ if you will.
On today’s tip I’m sharing with you a few tricks that I’ve learned over my years being in the kitchen to help bring them back to life.
- To store the muffins I put them in a paper towel lined container both on the top and bottom. The paper towels tend to help capture any extra moisture that starts to form. If your muffin is high say in fruit or sugars, eventually they will break down and start to weep a syrupy mixture.
- Now if the muffin is slightly past its prime where it’s turned hard and stale, just preheat your oven to 350F, sprinkle the muffin with some water (yes water) and place it a PAPER bag. Fold the bag shut (leaving room for expansion) and pop it into the warm oven for 10-15 seconds. You can also do this in the microwave but I tend to not like to use the microwave for that as it can cause the muffins to get almost too wet. The reason why this works is you are creating steam in the bag and forcing the moisture back into the muffin.
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