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[Kitchen Hacks] How to test with a Toothpick if your Muffins are ready

Toothpick Method

Kitchen Hacks – I’ll be publishing a series of tips & tricks in the kitchen. Some may be super basic and you know them already but maybe you’ll find something that will make your life easier!

Ever wondered if your muffins are baked all the way through even they looked finished from the outside? You can find it out with a Toothpick or other small wooden stick. Just stick it into a muffin (this works also for cakes or really any other baked goods) and see if it comes out clean with small crumbly bits (then it’s ready!). If it comes out with slimy dough on the stick it needs more time, put it in the oven again and try it again after a few minutes. This Toothpick Method is great and I’ve been using it for years now! You’ll never have half-baked muffins ever again.

Toothpick Method

Are you using this method already or do you have any other way of finding out if your baked goods are baked through? I’d love to know in the comments!

Since you now have got the perfect method to test if your muffins are ready, why don’t you try it out on these?

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins |

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins

Never Come Empty Handed Chocolate Chunk Muffins |

Never-come-empty-handed Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Friday 27th of March 2015

This tip is awesome Binaca! I too found this toothpick method mess free. I always use this method when I make Indian savory cakes at it is wondrous. Would use next time for muffins as well. Thanks for share! :)


Sunday 29th of March 2015

Awesome! Thanks for mentioning another use for the toothpick method! :) And now excuse myself I have to go daydream about fluffy Indian savory cakes :D