Nothing more delicious than some classic madeleines to accompany breakfast, snack or to have at any time of the day when we crave this very traditional dessert, originally from the Lorraine region of France.
And what better if, instead of buying them, you learn how to make homemade madeleines. In this article we show you the traditional recipe and other variations that make our mouths water just thinking about them.
The best part is that while at first you may think that making muffins is a bit of a chore, you’ll realize that even the most inexperienced baker can learn how to make muffins and have them turn out perfectly. how to make cupcakes and have them turn out perfectly.. When we cook for ourselves and for our loved ones, the dishes taste even better.
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How to make cupcakes: traditional recipe and variation.
With these two recipes we show you how to prepare muffins according to the traditional way and another delicious variation, so that you can use them as a base and then create new cupcakes using your creativity.
In any case, there are certain utensils that you must have to be able to prepare muffins, and they are very and they are very easy to get. If you have already baked other types of cakes, you may already have them.
- Paper cupcake molds, some call them pirotines, capsules or layers.
- A baking pan with divisions that look like round cavities, like the ones used for cupcakes. If you don’t have one, you can also use individual round flan pans.
Now that you have the utensils, you are ready to learn how to make fluffy and delicious homemade cupcakes, with the traditional recipe and with its variation.
How to make muffins according to the traditional recipe
This is the recipe for making traditional and fluffy homemade cupcakesYou will see that they are easier to prepare than you thought.
Traditional cupcakes are a classic sweet and easy to prepare.
For prepare between 25 and 25 units of madeleines with the traditional recipe you need the following ingredients:
- 350 gr flour
- 250 ml of whole milk
- 200 ml of mild olive oil (make sure it has for example 0,4º)
- 200 gr of white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 sachet of baking powder or chemical yeast (1 sachet is 16 gr)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 pinch of salt
Recipe step by step
Start by preparing the lemon zest by grating the lemon peel after having washed it very well. Remember to grate only the yellow part, because the white part gives a bitter taste.
Now in a bowl, add the eggs and the sugar, and beat until the mixture beat until the mixture increases in volume This is the real secret to make fluffy muffins, because this way of making the mixture allows the dough to remain with a little air. If you have an electric mixer, all the better. Then add the olive oil, milk and lemon zest to the mixture, and beat again until you see that the mixture is homogeneous.
The next step is to sift the flour together with the baking powder and salt. This means that you you must pass the ingredients through a sieve or a sieve, tapping themThis means that you must pass the ingredients through a sieve or a sieve, tapping so that the lumps are broken down and the powder is in very fine particles. To make the muffins even fluffier, repeat this operation 2 or 3 times. When ready, add to the other mixture (sugar, eggs, lemon, milk and olive oil), making wrapping movements from top to bottom with a spatula.
Let the dough rest for at least one hour.but if you can leave it longer, all the better. About 15 minutes before the end of the rest, preheat the oven to 230ºC with heat up and down. Prepare the baking pan with the paper molds in each cavity. Then remove the dough from the refrigerator, which will look much thicker and plumper, and fill the paper molds with the dough to ⅔ of their capacity. Finally, sprinkle a small amount of sugar on top of the muffins to give them a crunchy touch.
Bake the muffin batter in the oven and lower the oven temperature to 200ºC, and wait 15 to 20 minutes to remove the muffins from the oven. wait about 15 to 20 minutes to remove the muffins.. When finished you can insert a wooden toothpick into one of the muffins to see if it is completely cooked: if it comes out moist, you should leave them a few more minutes. Remove the muffins, and when they are a little less hot, remove them from the baking pan and leave them on a rack to finish baking. And that’s it! Enjoy your fluffy muffins.
How to make tangerine chocolate chip muffins
Now that you know how to make traditional homemade muffins, you have the basis to make any kind of variation in the recipe, changing the lemon zest for orange, for example, and from then on everything you can imagine.
Experiment for example with this recipe to prepare tangerine and chocolate chip muffins that we leave you below.
Chocolate chip muffins are a very popular variation.
These are the ingredients ingredients you need to prepare 4 units of these of these delicious muffins.
- 200 gr of flour
- 150 gr sugar
- 100 gr butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tangerines
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder or baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- Chocolate chips
Step by step recipe
Start by putting the butter in a bowl and heat for a few seconds in the microwave. Then remove it and beat it for about 3 or 4 minutes until it is creamy. Then add half of the sugar and continue beating. When the mixture looks homogeneous, add the other half of the sugar and continue beating.. Then add the eggs to the mixture one by one while beating, until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Now, juice the mandarins and add them to the previous mixture. At the same time, sift the flour with the salt and the yeast and, when ready, add it to the main mixture. With the help of a spatula, mix the mixture in an encircling motion from top to bottom. Finally, add the chocolate chips. add the chocolate chipsFinish mixing and let stand in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 230ºC about 15 minutes before the end of the baking time. In the meantime prepare the baking pan with the paper cups; then remove the mixture from the refrigerator and fill the cups to ⅔ of their capacity, so that they can rise.
Then put the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature to 190°C and bake for 25 minutes.. After this time, remove and let the muffins cool. And you will have them ready to serve. Now you know how to prepare delicious homemade muffins easily and in a short time.
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