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Old 04.04.2012, 13:29
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

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Just to establish that it was actually MacGregor's Daughter that mis-used muffin in the first place.... not me! Should have said english muffin?

Right, I'm off to make some scones.......
I don't know anymore! Plz send me some scones!! I'll make the clotted cream.

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Just my two cents. I looked at the website and the "English muffins" I ate in Canada look exactly like the crumpets in the picture.

The "English muffins" on the website look like... dare I add another breakfast food to this ridiculously confusing conundrum... bagels without holes.....
No!!!!! Stop!!!! My head is about to explode.
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Old 04.04.2012, 13:37
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

OOOOOH, clotted cream! Now that's just cruel.

I can't resist it though.... @Embo, bagels are completely different.
Just google them, I'm waiting for my scones to come out of the oven.
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Old 04.04.2012, 14:06
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OOOOOH, clotted cream! Now that's just cruel.

I can't resist it though.... @Embo, bagels are completely different.
Just google them, I'm waiting for my scones to come out of the oven.
Hate you!


(yes. it's pure jealousy talking!)
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

I know, didn't for a minute think you were serious!
I'm seriously sulking about the clotted cream.... is it difficult to make?

PS; then we can start a discussion about cream first (Devon) or after the jam (Cornwall).
Me, I don't care as long as there's cream!
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Love this thread!
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Old 04.04.2012, 14:32
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OOOOOH, clotted cream! Now that's just cruel.

I can't resist it though.... @Embo, bagels are completely different.
Just google them, I'm waiting for my scones to come out of the oven.
Can I have the scones recipe, please? Pretty please??
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Of course you can. PM on it's way in a few minutes (once I've brushed the crumbs off my computer keyboard).

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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

WHOAWHOA I come from America, the land of cupcakes.

BIG difference between muffins and cupcakes.
They are an entirely different texture, one that you need to taste to experience.
Also, the flavors and tastes are different. If I were making a chocolate cupcake, it would in no way be the same as a recipe for a muffin.

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Correct answer

Cupcakes are mini versions of cake. Same texture, toppings similiar.
Muffins are a different texture and made to taste different, bran is a type of healthier muffin.
Whoopie pies are entirely different and I would suggest you google them. They are like cake sandwiches.
Crumpets are what Americans call English Muffins.
English Muffins are what English call Crumpets.
Cheesecake Cupcakes are usually a little cake batter, with a massive amount of cheesecake batter so it forms one. They are delicious.

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Old 15.05.2012, 23:26
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

Humingbird bakery in london do amazing whoopie pies, i ahev a load of rexipes for them but never tired making them.
Normally finding marshmellow fluff isnt very easy!
Cupcakes are fun, interesting and made in a variety of different flavours, styles and colours. Muffins are meant to be denser.
I have heard tho that swiss folk dont appreciate butter icing! This is shocking and very silly of them, but then more for me!
I have been making cupcakes for 10 years now and its great to see so many people getting involved in the baking trend but definately makes its less special for those who have always enjoyed it now everyone on the boat!


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Whoopies on CSI? They're an East Coast thing... and Whoopie Pies are the best! I don't know if they'll catch on here, though, as you need a few things that aren't generally sold here (marshmallow fluff) and they weren't well received when I made a big batch of them for a school 'brunch'. Whoopies are the perfect kid treat, really, as the icing is on the inside of the cake and they're easy to eat while running around the playground (or elsewhere)

Actually, your DiL is also a bit behind the curve as whoopies were big two years ago, eclipsed by macarons which are now being replaced for a new fad, madeleines.
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

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Could somebody please tell me what the difference between cupcakes and muffins is except for the fact that cupcakes have fancy decoration and frosting? And why is there suddenly such a hype about cupcakes, even in Switzerland?
They love them!
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Old 16.05.2012, 00:02
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Humingbird bakery in london do amazing whoopie pies, i ahev a load of rexipes for them but never tired making them.
Normally finding marshmellow fluff isnt very easy!
Cupcakes are fun, interesting and made in a variety of different flavours, styles and colours. Muffins are meant to be denser.
I have heard tho that swiss folk dont appreciate butter icing! This is shocking and very silly of them, but then more for me!
I have been making cupcakes for 10 years now and its great to see so many people getting involved in the baking trend but definately makes its less special for those who have always enjoyed it now everyone on the boat!
You can get fluff at the American stores. But you can also make an Italian meringue for the filling if you are desperate to make them and don't have fluff. It could happen! Anyway there is only ONE recipe for whoopie pies! Only chocolate.

I won't even tell you how many years I've been making cupcakes. It will give my age away.
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Old 16.05.2012, 00:42
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Crumpets are what Americans call English Muffins.
English Muffins are what English call Crumpets.
No, crumpets and muffins are entirely different things.

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Ah, that would explain your ignorance of such things

To get something quite close to a real (English, of course) muffin, you could do worse than trying Toast Brötchen. available at co-op stores and I'm sure elsewhere too. They'd pass for a muffin if so labelled, I'm pretty sure.
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Re: Correct answer

[QUOTE=Ace1;1560811]No, crumpets and muffins are entirely different things.



Ah, that would explain your ignorance of such things



I was not saying a crumpet is the same as a muffin. I am saying that an English Muffin is the American title for a Crumpet.
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I was not saying a crumpet is the same as a muffin. I am saying that an English Muffin is the American title for a Crumpet.
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If you see our conversation above, you'll see that a crumpet is not what we call "English muffins". English muffins & crumpets are different. In the UK an English muffin is just called a muffin.

(at least that's what I go from the very confusing discussion earlier on in the thread!)
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No, crumpets and muffins are entirely different things.

I was not saying a crumpet is the same as a muffin. I am saying that an English Muffin is the American title for a Crumpet.
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Yes, I knew what you were saying, and it's wrong. "English Muffin" is the American term for what the English call a "Muffin". A crumpet is something entirely different.

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Re: Correct answer

English muffins vs crumpets

The one with the holes in the top is a crumpet, the other is an English muffin. Completely different in appearance and texture.
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English muffins vs crumpets

The one with the holes in the top is a crumpet, the other is an English muffin. Completely different in appearance and texture.



That is an English muffin sliced in half!!!!!!
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Re: Muffins vs. Cupcakes

OK.

A coupla polite muffin jokes please..

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You can't make smutty jokes about cupcakes; muffins, however...
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That is an English muffin sliced in half!!!!!!
Nope. The crumpet you can put in the toaster and spread margarine and honey on top, wait a minute and it will have soaked through to the bottom. You can then bite your crumpet and its like a honey comb inside, yummy. Although I never saw them in the USA.

An English Muffin is the kind of thing you expect your eggs benedict to be served on.
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