Usually, when people add raisins to any kind of recipe, they usually do it for texture. It’s easy to see why. After all, raisins can be very chewy. They also pack a lot of flavor. You get two for the price of one. You get a much needed chewy texture and you also get a nice burst of flavor. What’s not to love?
Well, you can always use raisins in your muffin recipes if you feel that your muffins are either too dry or simply lost their appeal. Now, this happens to the very best of us. Seriously. You might be thinking to yourself, there is no way my muffins will never lose their appeal because I love to bake muffins.
That may be true up to a certain point, but the truth is, the more you bake something and the more you eat it, you get used to it. You eventually reach a plateau where you feel that you need more flavor, and somehow, some way, things are just not panning out as far as taste or texture is concerned.
Boredom is always around the corner
What makes cookies especially prone to becoming boring and routine? First, if your muffin recipe is made up of blended or smoothly processed ingredients, you might have a problem in your hands in terms of excitement. Sure, the ingredients might be very tasty. Sure, they might engage your taste buds when it comes to taste. But taste can only go so far. You also need texture. It’s kind of like seeing a nice picture on a billboard as you drive to work. Sure, the image looks great. Eventually, it gets old. Eventually, you grow to expect it and it become so routine that you come to not notice it at all. You just assume it’s there. Imagine if the billboard somehow someway slapped your eyeballs. You’d pay attention, right?
Well, that’s the issue with muffins that have gone oh so boring. They have a lot of great flavor but this is no longer not enough. They have to step things up. They have to go beyond mere great flavor. After all, you’ve gotten used to the taste. The taste has become oh so familiar. You need something more. This is where adding raisins comes into the picture. Raisins provide that nice ‘slap’ on your taste buds that make your mouth sit up and pay attention to the rest of the flavors your muffin recipe brings to the table.
The good news is that by simply adding raisins to your muffins, you can bring back a lot of the excitement that you used to experience when enjoying those muffins. You used to look forward to the smell, the aroma and the nice steam rising from your muffins. Well, you can recover all that sense of wonder, thanks to the simple addition of raisins. You’d be surprised as to how a little bit of additional taste to even the most tired and routine recipe can bring that recipe back to life.
The next time you use the best muffin pan and put the muffin batter in them, try adding raisins. Raisins can really go a long way in bringing back all that excitement that you used to have when you would whip out your muffin pans and baking sheets to bake great muffins, best chocolate cookies, brownies and cupcakes. All is not lost.
You have to understand that taste is really a function of creativity and imagination. The more creative and imaginative you are, the more taste possibilities you can produce. A little bit of new additional taste can go a long way in bringing back a lot of excitement to not just the baked goods that you produce, but to the whole baking process itself.
You’d be surprised as to how big of a role this simple expectation of great tasting muffins, cookies, cupcakes and bread play in how excited you are in preparing those items. By keeping your eyes on the prize, so to speak, you overcome a lot of the boredom that routine often brings to the table.
Things don’t have to play out that way. There is always an alternative, and the good news is, you can unlock all that excitement by simply just adding raisins. Raisins not only add a lot of flavor, they also bring quite a bit of excitement since one raisin is not the exact texture as the raisin that preceded it as well as the one succeeding it. You get a nice little surprise with each bite and each chew. Who knew, right?
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