I never seem to have the right size patty pan for my muffin trays. It is inexplicable.
Just like forgetting to buy something from the shop when you only went in for one thing. Yes, you do come out of the stop with stuff, just not the one thing you intended to purchase. Inexplicable inexplicable inexplicable (sounds like a spell from Harry Potter).
The situation is that I wanted to make muffins for the kids to have for school. But exasperated by the inappropriate patty pan conundrum I went for an ‘out of the box’ idea I recently read on a forum (thank you Lauren from New Zealand).
Now I am a true convert and want to share my joy with the world (or as much of it I am reaching with this little bloggy blog).
It is so simple and lovely.
1. Pour your muffin mixture into a cake tin (isn’t it good so far?). I line my tin with baking paper to make the whole baking process as quick and easy as humanly possible.
2. Bake! Just keep checking with your skewer as you would a cake to determine when the monster muffin is ready. Then out she comes onto a wire tray after being left to stand in the tin for 5 minutes.
3. Try not to eat it all before the kids get home. This one is banana and white chocolate chip. Mmmmm.
4. Let the kids have some before bagging the rest up and putting in the freezer for school.
5. Job done.
For me, It just seems so much easier than fiddling around with paper muffin/patty pans. And it seems to taste better too. It was definitely faster than the “old” way.
If you try it, let me know. I would love to hear from you