Why do my Muffins come out hard?
Dec 10, 2012
There could be variety of reasons depending upon the ingredients used - like a leavening gone paste the expiry date etc. But generally the three main reasons I think are:
There is not enough wet ingredients in the batter -i.e too much flour. Mostly increasing a little liquid tends to rectify the problem. This arises due to the difference in type of flours (flour brands, humidity/climate etc).
The batter was mixed or stirred hard and for long. In most cases, a gentle mix or a folding of ingredients is enough.
Overbaking or baking at a higher temperature. To avoid such problems its better to invest in an oven temperature which accurately measures if your oven is registering the correct numbers