How to Make Muffin Tops


Muffin TopsThe muffin tops are the best part of the muffin. No wonder everyone wants to make the tops only. Here are some tips to help you along.
For the last few weeks, we have experimented with muffin tops, using recipes and mixes in our muffin top pans.  This is what we have found:

  • You can use high-dome techniques in muffin top pans as well as conventional pans.  See how to make high dome muffins.
  • Because the batter is not as deep, it takes less time to bake muffin tops.  Reduce the baking time by about a third.
  • With a thin batter, less can be put in a muffin top pan.  The domes will not be as high and you’ll have more muffin tops.
  • If you are making high-domed muffin tops they will be larger than muffins.  A 12-muffin mix or recipe yields eight large, high-domed tops.  A standard muffin top is equal to a standard muffin.

Because you have just shallow indentations on the pan, the muffins remove very easily.  If they stick at all, let them sit for a couple minutes.

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