Muffin Making with Uncle Wally
Students in the Introduction to Baking program added muffin making to their repertoire of delectable desserts. .
Students in Mike Frankson’s Eastern Suffolk BOCES Islip Career Center (ICC) Introduction to Baking program learn the secrets of preparing taste-tempting, eye-catching cakes, pies, and desserts. They recently added muffins to their repertoire of goodies. Joe Middleton, Director of Research and Development at Uncle Wally’s® Family of Muffins, visited the program to share the fine art of creating great muffins with homemade taste.
In the kitchen at ICC, Joe Middleton told the students, “You can bake almost anything into a muffin.” He suggested they peruse the internet to find recipes that interested them. He said, “Start with a basic recipe and then doctor it up as you wish depending on what you like.”
When we think of muffins, blueberry, banana/nut, corn, and chocolate chip come to mind. You find these typical varieties on supermarket shelves; not so with Uncle Wally’s muffins. According to Joe Middleton, “I’m always looking to incorporate new flavors into our muffins or make them more moist and nutritional.” The family of muffins at Uncle Wally’s range from apple cinnamon, to pineapple coconut, with all the traditional flavors in between, but they have no problem experimenting and adding something new. A recent survey of young adults indicated their overwhelming desire for cotton candy muffins. It may sound unbelievable, but they are unbelievably delicious!
Mr. Middleton was impressed with the knowledge the students had acquired specifically in the areas of safety and sanitation. Additionally, they were adept at measuring, mixing, and usage of the tools and equipment. Students from Barry Rosenthal’s Food Preparation program attended and participated in the baking demonstration with three students from Mr. Mike Frankson’s Intro to Baking program.”"Esboces.org":http://www2.esboces.org/globalnews.cfm?uNewsArtID=1203./>