How do you store muffins?

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2006 - 3:55pm
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Okay, this seems like a really silly question, but...

Sometimes I make muffins the night before breakfast the next day. If I put them in a container with a lid, the tops get kind of, hmmm, sticky or tacky, I don't know how to describe it, just not the same as fresh baked. This happens regardless of what kind of muffin and happened even before we went egg-free.

Any suggestions? I just need to save time in the morning sometimes. I don't make muffins everyday, BTW.

Thanks for your help! I know ya'll will be able to help me!

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Jamie - mom to: dd(13) - NKA; ds(10) - asthma, enviromental allergies; ds(5) - PA/TNA/EA/Soy; enviromental allergies, slight asthma?

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2006 - 8:57pm
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Same thing happens to me, so I looked it up and found this...
Storing Muffins
Muffins are best eaten within two days of baking. Store fresh muffins in a container with a loose-fitting top, as they can become sticky in an air-tight container.

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 12:34am
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You also want to make sure that muffins (or any baked good) are cooled COMPLETELY before covering. Covering while still warm traps the steam that is still coming off them (even if it is almost cool, there is still a small amount of steam--too small to see unless you cover it and look at the inside of the plastic). The steam condensing into water on the surface of the muffins makes them sticky or gooey.

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 3:00am
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For me here in AZ, I need to use an airtight container else they go all dry overnight. So, to deal with the sticky tops, in the morning I just put them in the oven (or toaster oven) for a few minutes to dry out the tops, and it also warms them very nicely too.
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 3:29am
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I have a plastic cake saver. I put the completley cooled muffins on a clean square baking rack(not the one they cooled on) on the counter and just put the top of the cake saver over them on the counter. It lets air circulate around and under the muffins.
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Keep Smiling
DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 5:09am
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For just one night, I cool the muffins and then cover them with a dishtowel.
Cathy

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 7:54am
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Wow! I knew you all would be the ones to ask about this! Thanks for all the ideas! It never seems to bother the kids, but it does me. Thanks again!
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Jamie - mom to: dd(13) - NKA; ds(10) - asthma, enviromental allergies; ds(5) - PA/TNA/EA/Soy; enviromental allergies, slight asthma?

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2006 - 8:57pm
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Same thing happens to me, so I looked it up and found this...
Storing Muffins
Muffins are best eaten within two days of baking. Store fresh muffins in a container with a loose-fitting top, as they can become sticky in an air-tight container.

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 12:34am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

You also want to make sure that muffins (or any baked good) are cooled COMPLETELY before covering. Covering while still warm traps the steam that is still coming off them (even if it is almost cool, there is still a small amount of steam--too small to see unless you cover it and look at the inside of the plastic). The steam condensing into water on the surface of the muffins makes them sticky or gooey.

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 3:00am
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Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

For me here in AZ, I need to use an airtight container else they go all dry overnight. So, to deal with the sticky tops, in the morning I just put them in the oven (or toaster oven) for a few minutes to dry out the tops, and it also warms them very nicely too.
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 3:29am
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Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

I have a plastic cake saver. I put the completley cooled muffins on a clean square baking rack(not the one they cooled on) on the counter and just put the top of the cake saver over them on the counter. It lets air circulate around and under the muffins.
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Keep Smiling
DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

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