I baked the muffins with the intention of taking them to Dr. Tom's for brunch but Dr. Tom called to say that his furnace had gone out and brunch was cancelled! I suppose that a true friend would have braved the foot of new snow to deliver the muffins to Dr. Tom. However he discouraged unnecessary travel that day so I passed the muffins on to my son who was going to a birthday celebration. The muffins were very well received and the birthday folks especially liked the very lemony frosting. Another hit from Baking!
But what I really want to talk about is my muffin pan. It's an aluminum Ecco pan and because these muffins are rather light in color, the uneven baking results were very noticeable.
|The tops of the muffins.|
|The bottoms of two muffins|
|The bottoms of the two most dramatically different muffins.|
I baked one dozen muffins, the muffin tin was on a cookie sheet, and I rotated the muffins once during the baking. So why did they bake so unevenly? Do I need a new pan? Should I try silicon? My husband suggests I use the "Convection convert" button on the oven so that the fan will come on and move the air around. Any ideas?