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I like to make muffins, but I hate the bits of batter that spill on the pan. They burn and make the oven smell bad, and they are hard to clean. Here I describe a novel use of a canning funnel to direct muffin batter into their cups without spillage.
A further application is for applying streusel or other dry topping to muffins.

Here's a convenient video!

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Step 1: Use a Canning Funnel

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A wide canning funnel fits exactly into a muffin cup. 

Step 2: Spoon in the Batter

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You can add batter, and even adjust the level afterwards. The funnel holds the paper muffin cup in place, even with a sticky batter.

Step 3: Add Dry Topping

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A clean funnel can be used to add a dry topping (pecan streusel is shown here) or fruit.

Step 4: Muffins!

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We're done!
nascat1 year ago
so smart, yet so simple
MonkiMan1 year ago

thats genius. how have i never know of this :D

This is so smart I can't handle it! Even after years of baking I still make a huge mess every time. :P

BayRatt1 year ago

That is so clever!

Good Idea!