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1 Mix 50 Muffins
Member Name: angelic2004
1 Mix 50 Muffins
Advantages: Simple easy recipes, basic recipe used so require on few or subsitute ingredients, pictures.
Disadvantages: None, well you might gain weight
1 mix and 50 muffins seems my kind of book.
Well you just have your basic recipe and 50 alternative ways to use it by just adding a few extra ingredients or replacing a few of the ingredients in the basic mix, therefore you don't have to spend as much on ingredients. It also showed me that you don't have to limit muffins to the sweet kind.
The book is divided into sections:
First it begins with telling you the beauty of this book that every single recipe is based on the basic muffin mix and to make it easier they have given the complete recipes so you don't have to refer back to the basic recipe each time. Equipment which is ideal to use when making the perfect muffins is explained. Information about the basic ingredients is explained in a manner which enables you to understand why certain ingredients are used in muffins. It goes on to tell you about additional ingredients that can be used and experimented with. The finally it gives you the top tips for perfect muffins and the first recipe, the basic muffin mix.
Basic muffin mix - it also provides information on what you can substitute ingredients for. Each recipe makes 12 standard or 48 mini muffins.
It then goes on to each type of muffin section by section which include indulgent, fruit & Nut, Celebratory, Savoury and Healthy
Indulgent: Includes 10 muffin recipes.
Chocolate cream, Sticky toffee, Marzipan, Carrot cake, Jam doughnut, Coffee & cream, Mint chocolate chip, Rocky road chocolate, Marbled chocolate, and finally that Decadent chocolate dessert.
Fruit & Nut: Includes 10 muffin recipes.
Blueberry, Apple streusel, Lemon & poppy seed, Fresh strawberry & cream, Tropical banana & passion fruit, Raspberry crumble, Crunchy peanut butter, Toasted almond & apricot, Walnut & cinnamon, and Maple pecan.
Celebratory: Includes 10 muffin recipes.
Birthday, Children's party, Valentine heart, Mother's day breakfast, Easter, Thanksgiving cranberry & orange, Christmas snowflake, Rose-topped wedding, Anniversary, and Baby shower.
Savoury: Includes 10 muffin recipes.
Cornmeal, Courgette & sesame seed, Spinach & nutmeg, Caramelised Onion, Parmesan & pine kernel, Crumble-topped cheese & chive, Crispy bacon, Spice chorizo, Chicken & sweetcorn, and Tuna & olive.
Healthy: Includes 10 muffin recipes.
Wholemeal banana, Low-fat, oat & cranberry, Muesli, Ginger wheatgerm, Spicy apple & oat, Sunflower seed, High-fibre, Home-made Granola, and Raisin bran.
Each recipe is explained simply, you can't possible go wrong. Alongside each recipe you have the right hand pages filled with a picture of the finished muffin, it makes me hungry just flicking through the book. Recipes are put together by Susanna Tee. The book costs around £8.99 but can be cheaply brought from The Works or on Amazon for more than half price. It a hardback with a spongy bulk cover. Size of book is 16.5 cm by 20.5 cm with a thickness of 2cm so I guess it's the size of a medium note book.
Overall it's a good book with good simple recipes, the muffins themselves provide me with a variety for lunchtime or just as snacks. I really want to make some from the indulgent section but am steering away from them with the ginger wheatgerm and convincing myself that since this is in the healthy section it's ok to munch on. This book also encourages you to experiement with other ingredients, to be honest the tuna and olive muffin does not appeal to me and I would never of thought to make a muffin with it.
Summary: Fantastic for muffin fans.
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