This afternoon, I decided to go ahead with Laura Vitale's Chocolate Chips Muffins recipe which was so appealing. In her video, she made the steps-by-steps of making the muffins look really as easy as 1-2-3, owing to her solid PR skills too I guess. I was so tempted to try her recipe and was well assured that if I exactly followed her methods carefully, I would not have flat muffins again this time around.
Ingredients wise, I didn't dare to modify anything from her original recipe so I tried to do everything really according to the 'text book'. I bought one pack of cinnamon powder as advised although I knew that I would only be using 1/8 teaspoon of it for her one muffin recipe. (I told myself "Nevermind about the cinnamon thingy, it's for the sake of creating batches of muffins which would make people sigh with delights"). Moreover, I even hunted the 'scarce' sour cream in several local supermarkets in Seremban and finally brought one pack from Tesco this morning. Now I know what sour cream is and how sour it smells.
Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Okay, so I finally had mushroom-shaped Chocolate Chips muffins from my second batch of baking today. For this matter, I was quite relieved as my muffins finally were not that flat anymore. Still, they didn't rise so high and crack in the middle. Sadly, they didn't taste as delightful as Laura advertised in her video. Rather, my husband remarked that my muffins tasted quite floury and confusing.
I wonder why.
Something was wrong and I still haven't gotten the trick of baking muffins. Maybe I need to attend a baking class or something to crack the muffins code. *Sigh*