When I was on the plane from Canada to Germany in 1987, I had a vision: Germany needs muffins. I had gotten to know and love the little cakes during my college stay there. But back then, the time for muffins in this country was not yet ready. So my dream was had died for the time being.
After seven years, it was finally to come true. When I self-published the first German muffin cookbook “Jutta’s Muffins” in December 1995 in the Renz house, I would never have expected such a muffin boom.
The beginning was – as so often in life – not so easy, because nobody knew what these little cakes were all about. The muffin wave had really spilled over from North America across the ocean to us. At some point, the big publishers also took notice of me, and so the numerous muffin cookbooks finally reached German-speaking households by the tens of thousands and have found lurid sales.