February 20 is National Muffin Day

February 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Originally today was celebrated as 'National Margarita Day' - worry not it's now February 22

Here are today’s five thing to know about Muffin:

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  3. Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  4. American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  5. 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…

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