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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

@ Poptart;

I did say 'or somesuch programme' I think?

Of course she's behind the times..... she's swiss!!!!!!!!

Just bought her a book of whoopie pie recipes, no mention of marshmallows, fluffy or otherwise. Cream cheese or sour milk seems to provide the 'lift' required.
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Actually, amending that last bit (I've been reading the book more closely), there are a couple of fillings that use marshmallows.... just ordinary ones melted down and mixed with milk or cream. But most of them seems to be cream cheese filled.
I'd think the marshmallow filled ones keep/transport better?
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Cheesecake cupcakes
Ingredients

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

vs.

Cheesecake Muffins
Ingredients

1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

and the difference being...? (yeah, you can't get brown sugar in Switzerland)
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

No flour in the cupcakes?
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Old 07.03.2012, 18:20
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@ Poptart;

I did say 'or somesuch programme' I think?

Of course she's behind the times..... she's swiss!!!!!!!!

Just bought her a book of whoopie pie recipes, no mention of marshmallows, fluffy or otherwise. Cream cheese or sour milk seems to provide the 'lift' required.
Well, I can't help the Swiss time machine

But if it doesn't include marshmallow fluff, they ain't whoopie pies....is that the cookbook out of the UK? Maybe they should call them fairy pies.

(And no, melting pre-made marshmallows isn't quite the same...though you can make your own marshmallow cream but that requires a bit more skill and sometimes difficult to get ingredients like corn syrup and cream of tartar).
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

I think the programme was called The Closer?

It's a book I bought in England (Parragon Books), but they seem to publish things for sale in most of the larger english speaking countries; US, Australia, UK and India.
The writer seems to be english, probably adapted the idea for the UK market as the recipes are in imperial and metric rather than cups.

She'll not know whether the fillings are authentic or not (neither would I); as long as the recipe's got chocolate in she'll be happy!

I feel a trial baking session coming on.......

Well, it wouldn't be polite to can't give someone a cookery book unless I'm sure about the contents, now would it?
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

I'm in the breakfast (muffins) vs dessert (cupcakes) camp.

When I make muffins, they are much healthier than cupcakes...usually substituting things like zucchini or applesauce for butter, honey for sugar, and adding nuts/seeds for some protein.

Cupcakes are pure dessert and basically any cake recipe can make a cupcake or if we want to be literal, a cup sized cake. You don't mess with those recipes. You make them unhealthy and savour every last crumb.
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Old 07.03.2012, 18:58
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I think the programme was called The Closer?

It's a book I bought in England (Parragon Books), but they seem to publish things for sale in most of the larger english speaking countries; US, Australia, UK and India.
The writer seems to be english, probably adapted the idea for the UK market as the recipes are in imperial and metric rather than cups.

She'll not know whether the fillings are authentic or not (neither would I); as long as the recipe's got chocolate in she'll be happy!

I feel a trial baking session coming on.......

Well, it wouldn't be polite to can't give someone a cookery book unless I'm sure about the contents, now would it?
Ah, don't know that show. And, yes, the UK cookbooks are often adapted for the market.

Don't worry, I'm sure they'll be delicious. I'm just a whoopie pie fiend. Some of those new whoopie pie cookbooks (and they're called Gobs in other parts of the US) have some really bizarro combinations just to fill space...I mean, a matcha filling whoopie? Chocolate cakes with marshmallow filling is a whoopie in its most perfect form.
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Love the idea of them being called 'gob' as that's slang for mouth in english. As in 'shut your gob', also 'shut your cake-hole'!
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Love the idea of them being called 'gob' as that's slang for mouth in english. As in 'shut your gob', also 'shut your cake-hole'!
Gob is a funny word in American slang. While it is often used to mean your face or mouth, e.g. shut your gob, it can also mean a lump of sticky stuff, short form of gobble and a large amount of something, e.g. gobs and gobs. I think it's also an less often used form of gab, to gob on about something (back to the mouth reference).

However, at least as far as gob being used in reference to the pies...it comes from the coal miners in Western PA since gob is also used to refer to the 'gob pile', usually a pile of very dark rock. Now, how this became connected to the whoopie pies, remains a bit of a linguistic mystery and the point of some debate. Personally, I think it is more related to gob as in gobble (it's hard not to shove the suckers in your mouth and inhale them...), but they're still raging on about who invented them first, maine or pennsylvania, so gob as coal waste pile is more romantic (just as the belief that whoopie pie got it's name from those who got one in their lunch exclaiming, 'whoopie!', as they ate them).

What's romantic storytelling and what's real is anyone's guess...such is the nature of linguistics.
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

The word gob is also used in english english to mean a lump or pile of something.... so at least some of our words cross over!
Can also mean to spit! So you 'gob at/on someone'.

Don't you just love etymology!
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The word gob is also used in english english to mean a lump or pile of something.... so at least some of our words cross over!
Can also mean to spit! So you 'gob at/on someone'.

Don't you just love etymology!
I do I always wanted to be a lexicographer so I'm just an armchair linguist to relive my urges.

Not familiar with gob being used for spit....sure it's not goober, as in snot, slime, etc? Or is that something in non-American English?
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I do I always wanted to be a lexicographer so I'm just an armchair linguist to relive my urges.

Not familiar with gob being used for spit....sure it's not goober, as in snot, slime, etc? Or is that something in non-American English?
To gob (as in spit) is an old english word.... became popular in the days of the Punks although I was aware of it a child...... long before then.
seems to have its root in old french (gobe meaning mouthful or possibly gaelic gob meaning mouth)! Guess gobe would explain gooble as well.

My dictionary says that gob is also US slang for a sailor in the US Navy (origin obscure).
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Cupcakes are yummy
Muffins are yummy

And I found tate & lyle brown sugar today, so there's cupfin/mufcake bliss ahead
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Muffin should be slowly savoured, whilst cup cakes are higher and come in pairs, and are best nibbled.
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Muffins or cupcakes?!?

Here is an answer for ya:

925 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries.

Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries.


says Unicef....
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Muffins or cupcakes?!?

Here is an answer for ya:

925 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries.

Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries.


says Unicef....
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Muffins or cupcakes?!?

Here is an answer for ya:

925 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries.

Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries.


says Unicef....
Thank you for your wonderfully relevant input into this thread. One day I too will be a great humanitarian like you.
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