I spent the past week in Romania and while there I spotted silicon muffin cups. We have been looking for some for the past few months but in Germany they are extremely expensive. In Romania, not only where they much cheaper but I had some leftover Lei (this is the currency of Romania :)) I just had to use up so I snatched them right up, no guilt :)
When I got back I just knew that I had to test them out. We had some very ripe bananas so banana muffins seemed like the perfect test subject. These muffins turned out to be excellent and the only reason that they have not been made a second time already is because we will have to buy new pants if we keep eating so many!
To make these muffins you need:
1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbs flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup + 1 Tbs butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Almonds or other nut (optional)
|Mash mash mash|
|Our first no nut half|
|A little clumpy :(|
Germany does not have what Americans would consider *regular* brown sugar. Instead it is not moist but more like regular sugar, except the individual granules are larger. Because of this we did not think that our topping would come out properly. We added a bit of water to our mix (in the hopes of making it more like moist American sugar).
|Not the prettiest but proper brown sugar will fix that|
It worked but I think we used a bit too much water and it became clumpy. It tasted great but did not look too pretty. This just means in Germany you need to experiment a bit more with the crunchy topping than you do if you are in the USA or have moist brown sugar.
Seriously, we mean it, try these muffins! They are absolutely delicious!