So many things I could say...
- "Crumb" is right!
- All that shortening, and they still wouldn't come out of the pan!
When I saw the description "flat topped muffin", I was a bit leery - often that means a wet batter than makes a muffin that won't release from the pan. I really DID grease the pan, and followed the recipe to the letter (made a half recipe, but otherwise, did exactly what it said). For the half recipe, I used one regular-sized 6 muffin pan, and another 6 muffin pan with small wells.
I started off optimistically - a recipe by Marion Cunningham, written and edited by Julia and Dorie - how could it go wrong? I added some additional nutmeg (any baker who hasn't tried using fresh nutmeg should definitely give it a try - it is wonderfully fragrant).
The first sign of trouble was the fact that each muffin was flat, except for a dent in the center, when they came out of the oven.
|Good thing I wasn't making these for company!|