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the blueberry muffin experiment

In a friends-only voicepost yesterday, I was commissioned to engage in an experiment: to substitute some juice from the drained blueberries in a Betty Crocker muffin mix for a bit of the water. Below is a report on the experiment.

Truthfully, I nearly forgot to do it. I put in the water and then opened the blueberry can and thought, "Oh, the juice! What to do...?" But I am nice and creative--or perhaps daring.

I measured the water that I drained. 3/4 cup--precisely as much juice as the amount of water called for in the recipe on the box. I don't know whether that is coincidental. If it could be substituted successfully, the only problem would be that you would suposedly have blue muffins according to the FAQ on the Betty Crocker site. I, unfortunately, cannot report accurately on that aspect of the experiment.

In light of my memory lapse, I improvised. I added 1/4 cup of juice and 1/4 cup of flour, checking the consistency of the dough as I went along so that it stayed the same. The intended outcome was that I would get bigger, more flavorful muffins.

It worked!

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my_pen
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'll have to try that!! It sounds really good, and I would have never have thought of it!!
3kitties
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
MMMMM!
Experimental cooking is oh, so therapeutic!
my_pen
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: MMMMM!
**laughing** until your son puts a half CUP of CURRY in a mix of chili to 'see what will happen'. . .eh. .. then it's not so therapeutic!!

3kitties
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: MMMMM!
Oh oh oh!!! But see how much freedom you have now? LOL!
my_pen
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: MMMMM!
YES!!!

Anything baked with juice has to be good!!

My son is actually a chef, now, believe it or not. **smiles**
datajana2007
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I haven't had a muffin in a LONG time...

And now my tummy is growling for one.

lol
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summer_dolphin
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
That is fantastic! Don't you just love it when experiments work? By the way, I like what I've read in your journal, and I have added you to my friends list, so if you would like you can feel free to add me back. Good job again with the experiment!
3kitties
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
adding you
You shall be added. *smile* My friends-only entries can get a bit "emotional" at times, but that's rather a given with things like that. LOL! Welcome aboard.
nabba
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Yay!!!! Sounds yummy :0
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