It took me a long time to finally seriously learn how to cook. However, it took me a much longer time to try out baking. Just this month, I finally gathered enough strength to bake. I spent a considerable amount of time preparing for the ingredients, reading & rereading the muffin recipe, and checking the recipe as I execute each step.
I failed at my first baking attempt. Apparently, when the recipe says buttermilk, that means it’s in liquid form. I bought buttermilk powder in a baking store, thinking that I just need to add it as is. Well, I learned in the hard way, buttermilk should be in liquid form. How about if you bought buttermilk powder like me? You might be wondering how much buttermilk powder to add to how much water. FYI, you just have to mix 1/4 cup buttermilk power to 1 cup of water, and you have a cup of buttermilk!
Thanks to my kind friend Hazel (who bakes the most amazing cakes, btw), she accompanied me via Viber after my first failed attempt. I took pictures of my baking progress, then she gave me tips and directions on what to do next. She helped me tremendously making me very successful on my 2nd attempt of Sugar-crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Before I share the recipe that I used, let me give the ff. tips which my friend Hazel taught me:
- Do not overmix ingredients!
- Use electric mixer for wet ingredients.
- Use spatula to mix wet & dry ingredients.
I love the muffins because they were moist, and super flavourful! Very easy to make too especially for newbie bakers. Enjoy!