Ever notice how many plain blueberry muffins there are out there? I love a good blueberry muffin, but there are so many other options out there that I don’t want just one type of muffin all the time. It is easy to get stuck in a rut with muffins. Even bakeries do it (hence all those blueberry muffins). So, a book like 1 Mix, 100 Muffins comes in handy because it offers inspiration from a very easy place.
The book is basically set up to give you one basic recipe, then each subsequent entry in the book offers variations on the theme. This sounds like it would get boring, but the variations are more than just substituting raspberries for blueberries. They do offer different flavor variations, including options for mixing up the spices, mix-ins, and adding different zests and extracts. There are also recipes that give you healthier variations, giving you options for using whole wheat flour. There are lots of ideas here to play around with.
This type of book can work for just about anyone, but I think that bakers who find themselves in one of those ruts frequently will really benefit from a setup like this one – especially since there are some great photos of the finished muffins to inspire you. It is also good for bakers who are intimidated by the prospect of coming up with their own variations and want to see some good examples of the types of changes you can make to a recipe and still have it turn out well.
HedwigMay 17, 2010
I love this book, and it’s inspired me to make my own variations as well. Muffins really are one of the easiest, quickest baked goods to make, and we almost always have them for breakfast in the weekend. I can recommend the cranberry/oatmeal ones especially – if it were up to my lovely b/f, I’d make these every single day.
HeatherTMay 17, 2010
I also have this book. It’s so good. My favorite is the chocolate muffin that they make for Valentine’s Day. I like this recipe so much I actually use it as a cupcake not a muffin! It’s also great for anyone that is looking to watch their sugar intake as the sugar is really minimal and the flavor is incredible!
AstridMay 17, 2010
I have the 1 mix 100 cookies, and I like it. It’s a great starting point for any cookie you can imagine. Useful, yes. But I rarely stick to the actual recipes they have in the book!
Wholesome ChowMay 18, 2010
Wow! I’ve never heard of this book before, sounds awesome, I’ll have to pick it up next time I’m in town. Have you ever done any vegan baking?
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