Mine came out a bit dry/dense. Did I overmix when I combine the wet + dry?? Or overcooked?

Amy Sawa
Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs
Recipe question for: Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs


Stephanie B. June 18, 2019
Two possibilities are that you over mixed, as you mentioned. In which case be sure to mix your ingredients until just combined, and not more. The other possibility is you didn't cream the sugar and butter properly, and that mix wasn't aerated enough before you added the milk and flour. Trust how light and fluffy the butter and sugar are over the mixing time given in a recipe. They could have been over baked too, if they were dry, but denseness indicates not enough air (either knocked out by over mixing, or not enough in the first place). The recipe looks yummy though, you might just have to try it again!
Amy S. June 18, 2019
Thanks! I know I creamed the butter/sugar sufficiently...got very fluffy & light. But I do think I was a bit aggressive in mixing in the milk & flour. Will be trying the recipe again!
Stephanie B. June 18, 2019
And there's always the simple explanation that maybe your baking powder has gone past its prime through no fault of your own. If you add a teaspoon to a cup of boiling water and it doesn't bubble up vigorously, then it might not work well anymore.
Lori T. June 19, 2019
Aside from Stephanie's excellent observation to check the baking powder- you might also consider how you measured your flour. It may be yours was a bit compacted in the measuring, so you ended up with a little more flour than you intended.
Amy S. June 19, 2019
The flour measurement was fine. I think I definitely overmixed and overcooked! Thanks for the feedback y'all!
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