Topic: Muffin Question

snoopysue    -- 02-27-2013 @ 1:18 PM
  Can a muffin recipe be doubled/tripled without changing the ingrediants?

Biffhank    -- 02-27-2013 @ 1:45 PM
  I think it depends on the recipe.  I've rarely found one that couldn't be
doubled or the pan size changed (i.e. mini muffin vs. standard size) but
occasionally some recipes don't double well.  Most of the time that is due
to the density of the batter--not allowing the ingredients to distribute as
well as they might have in a smaller batch.  I have one cookie recipe that is
more chocolate chunks than batter and the one time I tried to double a
batch I had dire results.  If I do double the recipe I do it twice, mix it well,
THEN combine the two batches and that works great.  You don't want to
overwork muffin batter because it will make the muffins tough so if your
batch was very large you might work too hard to get it all mixed and
toughen the muffins.

Oregon Baker

snoopysue    -- 02-28-2013 @ 9:31 AM
  Thank you Oregon Baker for your reply.  It was very helpful.  I also found out on line that the baking powder and baking soda have to be decreased by half.

bgstill    -- 05-23-2013 @ 8:33 AM
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