Second Time's the Charm.
I know; I've been doing quite a bit of baking the past few days. I must be nice and healthy again!
Wednesday, I tried a new recipe, Fudgey Peanut Butter Chip Muffins. Matt picked these out, no big surprise!
So, I followed the recipe, popped them in the oven, and waited. The muffins on the right are what came out. Saggy muffins!
I asked Matt to try one, and as he put it, they really lacked structural integrity. It was almost as if there wasn't enough flour.
Except there was.
So, I waited until after the special Law & Order crossover was over, and tried again.
The only difference between Take 1 and Take 2? A different brand of applesauce. I think the stuff I used in the first batch was too runny; plus, it was made with corn syrup (don't look at me, I didn't buy it!).
The second batch definitely benefited from the better, organic, applesauce. No sinking! See muffins on the left.
Another thing; the recipe claims to make a dozen muffins. The first batch, following the directions and filling the muffins cups just 3/4 full, led to over-flowing baked goods.
The second batch, I filled two additional cups, which also seemed to help.
So...applesauce, rolled oats, sugars (both kinds), butter, egg, vanilla, flour, Dutch process cocoa, and peanut butter chips.
The finished, non-saggy, product: very sweet, with a dark chocolate flavor.
Oh, and be watching for the EoMEoTE#11 announcement!