February 20 is National Muffin Day

February 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Originally today was celebrated as ‘National Margarita Day’ – worry not it’s now February 22

Muffin

Interesting Food Facts about Muffins

  • ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  • The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  • Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  • American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  • The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota.
  • The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out…

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