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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pinterest Attempt - Copycat Costco Muffin Recipe (Almond Poppyseed)

Pinterest Attempt - SUCCESS

Copycat Costco Muffin Recipe (Almond Poppyseed)

So while looking for muffin recipes on pinterest I saw this:
found HERE
and had to give it a go.
I tried the Almond Poppyseed Flavor.  It was a success.  I probably won't make this recipe too often because I am not a fan of cake box mix, but if I need something fast and delicious, I will keep it handy.

Here's how mine turned out.

Do you notice how half of them are bigger than the other?  I was experimenting there as well.  One time when I was watching The Next Great Baker I saw one of the contestant use a 1/4 c. measuring cup to fill the cupcake tins.  I usually use a cookie scoop and do 2-2 1/2 scoops depending on the recipe.  I figured I'd try the 1/4 cup with these muffins and see what happened.  It depends on what you are looking for.  The 1/4 cup ones were definitely fuller and hang over the edge.  If you want it to stay straight with your liner I'd stick with the cookie scoop.  The larger ones did seem to bake more evenly, they didn't have the brown ring near the liner.  I know some people like just the brownie edges so maybe you like the slightly different texture of the ring, again, personal preference.

I think for me it will depend on if I'm doing cupcakes or muffins.  If I'm frosting or decorating them, I'm not going to want this floppy edge hanging over the side.  But if I'm just doing a muffin, I might be more prone to adding a little more to each.

Happy Pinning!


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