I made the best muffins tonight.
I got a bag of cranberries from our produce co-op Wednesday. I wasn’t sure what to do with them but knew I needed to act quickly or I’d likely be throwing them away four weeks from now. Pinterest to the rescue!
I doubled the recipe because this seemed like a lot of work (mixing ingredients up and stirring, so much effort!) for just four muffins.
I always have trouble with recipes that say you should combine ingredients but not over mix. How much is too much? The butter didn’t seem to be combining enough so I kept stirring and resorted to using my hands to break it down further without stirring the rest too much. Finally I decided the butter would melt anyway so I just tried to distribute the chunks evenly in each muffin tin and stuck them in the oven for 20 minutes.
The mess was worth it because the muffins turned out perfectly. Apparently I did just the right amount of mixing.