Did you know that the British are the ones who invented muffins or famous muffins?
Muffins appeared in the early 19th century, when an English baker, out of a desire to make a simple dish for the poor, made a composition out of dry bread, biscuit crust and boiled and crushed potatoes, which he put it on the grill.
For a long time, this was the main dish of the poor servants, from Queen Victoria's court, until one day the ladies of the court were impressed by the appetite with which the muffins were eaten by the poor, so that they really wanted to try them.
It didn't take long for the ladies in the yard to replace the cookies and biscuits they used to have at the five o'clock tea meetings with muffins. They were incredibly successful, so they began to be served in the refined salons where ladies with gloves and lacy umbrellas made their living.
The industrialists of that period opened factories in all the cities of Great Britain and could barely meet the demands. Although today the muffins are made according to various recipes and other ingredients are added, they have kept the shape that made them famous.
They are made by the classic method of cakes (sweet bread / panispan) according to the rule
we always mix the liquid ingredients first and only then the solid ones. Mix very lightly, carefully, so as not to activate gluten. This gives a fluffy texture, with small air bubbles.
The flour can be incorporated without problems with the mixer because the composition must be fine.
The cream added at the end, in abundance, gives the caupcake the look of a cake and is a peculiarity for them because neither muffins nor muffins are allowed to have cream.
Their peculiarity: they have yeast!
They are made similar to cakes, containing a sweet dough prepared with milk and yeast. The rich content of egg and butter makes them fluffy, perfect for breakfast and can be made with walnuts, dried fruits, delicious chocolate beans, carrots, spinach, etc.
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