Friday, March 4, 2011

500 Muffin Cups

Because I hate scrubbing muffin tins and they don't get clean anyway. . .

and because I kept running out of muffin cups (pictured are refrigerator bran muffins). . .

I bought a sleeve of 500 paper muffin cups on ebay for $.02 each, including shipping.

11 comments:

Tracy said...

Score!

Eva Girl said...

Yes! That's the only way to make muffins : )
Great deal!

Nicole said...

I so agree, I hate scrubbing muffin tins! I buy mine in sleeves of one thousand at a restaurant supply store. Yours are a better deal though :)

Anonymous said...

wow, that's a lot of cups! i'm so lazy, i ditched my muffin pans a while back and just pour the mix into a rectangular baking dish--we call it making "muffin bread." if i ever decide to go the muffin tin route again, i'm definitely going to buy cups in bulk!

Birdy

Margo said...

Birdy, that's cute! And tempting. I do think of quick breads (like pumpkin bread or zucchini bread) as the same as muffins, but I always stopped short of switching between muffin cups and bread pans because of baking times. Do your "muffin breads" take longer to bake than muffin cups?

Jacinta @ modelmumma said...

Heck yeah! Like we don't have enough washing to do already! :)

oukay said...

The liners definitely make life easier. But - have you noticed that the muffins/cupcakes taste different without liners vs with? When you don't use the liners, I think (maybe) you get the "carmelized" exterior which adds depth of flavor.

Margo said...

oukay, it's been so long since I felt like scrubbing muffin tins that no, I haven't noticed. But I should try it - thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Margo,
yes, doing "muffin bread" takes a bit longer, but not much, and i think it's worth it. i make a double batch in an extra large baking dish and it cooks for about 30 min., that feeds myself and my seven nestlings. i really need to just go ahead and get another baking dish, so that i can have leftovers for evening snacks (my kids always seem to be starving right before bedtime, are yours?).

i don't comment often, but i read here every day, and think you're doing a really wonderful job!

Birdy

Anonymous said...

Why do you bother washing your muffin tins? I haven't washed mine in a long time. Just wipe the worst of the crumbs quickly with a damp cloth and stow them in the cupboard for the next time. They eventually get nicely seasoned. Continuing on that note, I haven't washed my glass bread pans in 29 years. They too are beautifully seasoned. The bread fairly falls out.

JJ's Aunt Valerie

Margo said...

dear Valerie, I don't wash my metal bread pans EVER, so I don't know why I didn't think of that with the muffin tins! Thanks for the tip. I never heard of not washing glass, however, so I'm intrigued by that too. I didn't think glass could get seasoned like metal.

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