Monday, April 9, 2012

Microwave Baking, Part 1: Cinnamon Muffin

I bought this cookbook:  Gluten Free in 5 Minutes

Could it be true?  Can I really make bread, cake and muffins in minutes? This book seemed perfect for me and I was very excited to try it.  I made about a dozen different recipes and I was horribly disappointed. Horribly!  Everything turned out gummy and spongy and reeked of overcooked scrambled eggs.  I'm not sure why the recipes didn't work for me, I used the same brands that were recommended in the book and I measured carefully.  I finally figured out that I needed to either cut way back on the wet ingredients or increase the dry ingredients.  I really don't mind playing around with recipes but I buy cookbooks to eat.  And if I can't eat it without fixing the recipe first, it's useless to me. 

But I really liked the idea of microwave baking and I wasn't ready to give up.