It's all about the time I spend baking, cooking in my kitchen.
this muffin look beautiful and refreshing!
oh my! looks so yummy.wonderful snaps too. do u have a recipe book?? i am amazed!! great pictures. u must give us some classes for taking these wonderful and colourful photos.
HHB,I like blueberries muffin and I seriously think that you should publish your recipe book. It looks so professional. Btw, you have nice paper case.
HHB, this is so cute. How did you do it?
Oh! I like the way you posted your bakes. Look yummy delicious.
Suhaina, no I don't have a recipe book, it is just simple photo editing, anyone can do it. I do not know much about photography, my photos are all point and shoot only, taken with my old camera.Cook.Bake.Love, if I ever publish a book, I think only the garong guni man will want it! I got the paper liners from Ikea, cheap and good, around $1.90 for 60. Edith, I used this free photo editor, Photoscape. It comes with this border design known as "Book". It creates the book effect. First, I created a blank white box beside my photo image and save it as a new image (left side image, right side blank white box). Then I added in the "Book" border to the new image, and typed in the text on the blank side. You can try it, it is very simple.
Very pretty muffins you got HHB! I love your presentation using the recipe book layout too.
Hi HHB, initially I thot u finally published your recipe book, felt so happy for u! The blueberry muffins look yummy too, bookmarked it since I stil ve freezed bluberries :).
Oh, this is so pretty. You are always so creative and patient in everything you do! :)
Haha.. I thought you really publish a recipe book, fast fast come in and see where can I buy.
I love your "recipe book"! So pretty!Coincidentally, I just baked some blueberries muffins 2 days ago. Going to try your recipe one day as I love to feed my family with oats.
Wow, I want to get the paper muffin cups from ikea too! So pretty n sweet. They look so 'ah go go" style, i mean retro. LOL.. It makes eating muffins so interesting. So blessed to be your children and dh!And your muffins are so healthy! Thanks for sharing. Please tell me if you are publishing a book, i'll go get it;)cupcake
I love muffins very much especially with blueberries :D I'll try to bake that someday ~
Very tempting! Lovely cupcake cases. I just bought some fresh blueberries and I can't decide what to bake. Maybe I will try this one.
These berry muffins look fantastic! Well done!
*LOL* Very creative indeed! Haha! I doubt I'll ever have my very own cookbook ... I only know how to follow and/or tweak recipes. Still not capable of developing recipes. Haha!Love those paper liners!
Hi HHBSorry to ask this silly qn... The yoghurt is flavoured or plain? And I can't seem to find non fat yoghurt, the nearest i found is 99% fat free. Will this do? /Fion
The pictures look like they really came out of a recipe book HHB. I love how the sides are so straight rather than the typical muffin shape like. Beautiful!
oatmeal muffins must be so yummy!
I love the liners, and of cos, your muffin 不用說的啦。I am gog to buy the liners too if they suit my tray. They need a tray right?I recently have issues with liners. My oven is small, and so my small cupcake tray is those 12 mini ones. Buying the waxed liners are pretty expensive ...
HiHHB, I have not baked muffin before. May I know if I can use those individual tart moulds instead of the 6 in 1 muffin tray? My oven is the microwave conventional type (with a round turn table).No sure if the muffin tray can be fitted in. What is the recommended size of the muffin tray to use? Is the aluminium or the non-stick type better?Like your paper liners too :)Tks,JJ
neyeeloh, no lah, I have never thought of publishing a book, I'm not qualified at all!Blessed Homemaker, blueberries are on discount, I bought several packs. The latest batch I bought last week was very sweet! I managed to get organic strawberries at great discount too, one pack was $1.55 from Carrefour, one third the original price. I think I sound like as though I am at the wet market now?!cupcake, indeed the colours and design very very ah-go-go!Pei-Lin, I only know how to follow recipes too! and most of the time, I tweak them because I didn't have the ingredients called for in the recipes ;)Hi Fion, it is definitely not a silly question :) Actually the original recipe does not specify whether it is non-fat, low fat of full fat. I used Marigold's non fat natural yoghurt, see picture here (https://www.coldstorage.com.sg/onlineshopping/products.aspx?SubcatCode=15&CatCode=36&DeptCode=05)You can use those Low-Fat plain marigold yoghurt too, as I think it is more readily available.Quinn, I like the straight sides too, and it is 'taller' than most cupcake/muffin liners, which is good for muffins!Sherlyn, my oven must be even smaller than yours, it cant even fit in those 9-hole muffin trays. It doesn't make sense to bake muffins in two batches using 6-hole trays. So, I have been baking muffins without a muffin tray. What I do is, I use those paper muffin cups (which can stand on its own) to hold these paper liners, ie, I place one paper liner inside a paper muffin cup and place everything on a baking tray. This way I can bake all 12 muffins at one go. The exterior paper muffin cups can be re-used. Hi JJ, please see my reply to Sherlyn. I have never owned a muffin tray, believe it or not?? So, I don't know which type is good. I am not sure about the size of your tart mould, as long as it can fit in those paper muffin liners then it should be fine. I will like to suggest that instead of using paper liners, get those paper muffin cups, you don't need a muffin tray then. hop over here (http://happyhomebaking.blogspot.com/p/muffins-scones-and-quickbread.html) to take a look at the paper muffin cups I am talking about. You can get them from Phoon Huat. Hope this helps.
Hi HHBThanks for the info on the yoghurt.. I can't wait to try this out!Kudos to you for the wonderful tips on how to use the paper liners too. My oven is also very small in size, cannot fit anything tray more than 30cm. Now I can use my paper cups to fit in the pretty paper liners :)Have a great weekend!Fion
Such a unique way of presenting your post! E-cook book in a post...nice! ;D Lovely muffin...btw, I notice you like to use oats in your bake goods (just like me!). ;D I also try to find recipes that incorporate oats...makes it a little healthier yah?
Hi,Need your advise, what is golden caster sugar ? Can I use brown sugar?For vegetable oil is it corn oil ? Olive oil ok ?Thanks !
Hi HHB,I don't have any tart mould. Thanks for your great idea and advice! I can know save my money on tart muold/muffin tray and solve my oven's problem. May I know what is the size of muffin cups and paper liner I should get? The ikea's ah-go-go paper liner only come in one size? Tks,JJ
Hi HHB,May I know which type/brand of quick cooking oats should I get? Thanks for your tips!JJ
Hi Bee Bee, because I didn't quite like eating a bowl of plain oats, so I have been collecting and trying out recipes with oats added. At least I make myself eat some oats ;p I will be posting a couple more recipes using oats.Hi Anonymous, you can use white castor sugar, or brown sugar. I used pure olive oil for these muffins. I have also used sunflower oil or canola oil for baking. Sorry I am not sure about corn oil. Hi JJ, I used organic instant baby oats from an organic shop. Go take a look at ntuc or cold storage, I am sure you will get headache after looking at the different types of oats avaialble. The easiest is to look gor 'quakers quickcooking oatmeal'. See third picture here (https://www.coldstorage.com.sg/onlineshopping/products.aspx?SubcatCode=55&CatCode=59&DeptCode=07)It comes in packet forms too. The ah-go-go paper liners has got a base diameter of 4cm, (ht: 4.5cm) the paper muffin cup I used also comes with a base diameter of 4cm (ht: 3.5cm).
Hi HHB,Thanks for your prompt reply. I just found that I got those aluminium foils tin (about same size) at home. Do you think I can use that instead of the muffin cup as a base? May I know if I can prepare the mixture and keep it in the fridge overnight and bake on next morning?Tks,JJ
Hi JJ, you can use those foil tins (as long as it can be used in your microwave oven?). I am afraid you cannot make the batter ahead, because the baking powder will start to react once the liquid mixture is added in. If you want to save a bit of time, you can prepare the dry ingredients first (you can store the dry ingredients in a plastic bag), the next morning, prepare the wet ingredients, and mix everything together. btw, to prevent the blueberries from sinking, you can dust them with a tablespoon of flour, then shake off any excess flour before adding to the batter. Do hop over to this site to read about baking muffins:http://www.preparedpantry.com/howtobakemuffins--withrecipes.aspxhttp://www.preparedpantry.com/DomeSecrets.htm,http://www.preparedpantry.com/MuffinSuccess.htm Hope this helps, and happy baking.
hi there! you say you photo edit your photos. would you let us see a picture or create a post of a before and after editing? i want to see how well it works for you.
Hi there, not sure what you meant, do you want me to show how to create the 'book' effect?
Hi HHB,Thanks for your useful links. It definitely helps me shorten my learning curve. 感激不尽！I will get all the ingredients ready and start my first muffin baking this weekend :)JJ
HHB, so clever of you .. I never think of using paper liners to act as the mould. My oven can only fit in a 9 inch square tray so I suppose it is about your oven size. With your clever suggestion, now I do not need to worry about buying expensive paper liners (the strawberry picture ones that you shared with JJ. I use those for cupcakes and muffins and it pains me to throw away everytime a muffin is eaten). The paper liners are so much economical. Luckily I have not bought the 6 in 1 muffin tin. Now I cant wait to get hold of those liners thou I think I am not ready to bake any muffin yet. :-) Thanks again.
Sherlyn, I have always wanted to use a proper muffin pan to bake muffins as like you, I think it is a waste to use those muffin paper cups, but due to the size of my oven, I have no choice but to use those. Even though I bake quite often, it still takes a long time for me to use up those paper cups. You go get them, and you will be motivated to bake muffins ;)
HHB, Now that you taught me this way, I rather use the paper cups leh, cos i really cannot stand having so many tools at home. Since the paper cups are reusable, then not much of a wastage mah. Of cos muffin pan will be more env friendly. how many times do u reuse them before u dispose them? Sometimes the muffin I bake can be so oily, that if i use the paper cups (those not waxed but harder type) the paper will be all soak with oil
Hi Sherlyn, I didn't have problem with oil, but for this batch of blueberry muffins, one or two muffins have got blueberries ozzed out, so I simply clean it away with a damp cloth.
Thanks for sharing your economical way of supporting the flimsy paper liners. I was wondering what I should do with all my different sized liners, haha!Can i check how much batter to spoon for each cup? I always have batter "erupting" on me, bah!
Hi, I usually fill it almost to the brim. Most of my muffins batter is quite thick so I don't have problem with eruption ;)
Dear HHB, I finally bake this. Purposely bought the yogurt and baked today. HAve not update blog yet thou. It is so easy to make, and so tasty, so moist, so soft .. but my blueberries still mostly sink to bottom thou I coat them with flour, abt 1 tsp into that 125g. Maybe mine is wet , cos I rinse them after I take out of the freezer.Also I did not fill to the brim, I leave abt slightly less than a cm, but it rises till the top and luckily did not overflow. Is it thick batter will not overflow?May I chk with you, if I can replace the blueberries with chocolate chips?
Hi Sherlyn, besides coating the berries with flour, what u can do is, when you scoop the batter into the muffin cups, make sure the bottom layer is just batter, and try to place the berries in the middle or towards the brim. You know what I mean? Yes, thick batter will not overflow but you need to make sure you fill it just under the brim. I am sure you can replace it with chocolate chips :)
Yes, I know what you mean. I am going to use this recipe and use with chocolate chip cos my girl is not eating the blueberry.Btw, do you keep this bake in room temp or fridge? Mine is finishing .. but wondering abt making this in bigger batches ... how many days should we keep them, you know?
HHB,May I ask you if you got your muffin paper cases from Tampines Ikea? I went Alexander Road one on friday and they tell me no stocks. I wanted to buy from Phoon Huat, but it seems those cases are much shorter than the wax cups, so how to use the wax cups to support the paper cases? Are there any other liners that can be used with the wax cups?
Sherlyn, I got it from the branch at Alexander Road. Yes, those paper liners at PH are usually shorter. So far, these from Ikea is the 'tallest' I have come across.
boohoohoo .. that means I have no chance of getting it sooner .. still thinking of using them for my kids' teachers' day present. Thanks .. I think I will call them up and ask them when they are stocking up.