Monday, June 2, 2008
That's A Lot of Batter
Saturday night it was time to bake up the next batch of Amish Friendship Bread. This time i decided on chocolate with peanut butter chips. Since it is obviously a dessert flavor i thought to make some smaller yummies. Normally the recipe makes 2 standard loaves. I don't do much baking so i didn't realize just how much batter goes into 2 loaves. Let me tell you people, that is a heck of a lot of batter. I ended up with 3 dozen mini-muffins (34 pictured, 2 eaten for quality control purposes), half a dozen muffins, 1 mini-loaf (already in the freezer) and 4 trees (yes, i said trees; i don't own 2 bread pans, but i somehow own 3 tree pans so that i can bake a dozen trees for say Arbor Day). We had the muffins at the team end-of-the-season lunch and i have to say they were pretty tasty. However, all of the chips sunk to the bottom of the cups and tore out the muffins' bottoms when they were de-panned. Next time I will pour the batter into the cups and add the chips to the tops to cook down into the muffins. Oh, and i won't bother with the mini-muffin pans; it took forever to cook all of those pans and it definitely reminded why i don't bake very often!