August 12, 2008

Savoury Muffins for a change

This is going to be a short post, with only one precious photo to share. I baked this muffin on one of the weekday night, so that I can have it for breakfast the next day. Next morning, just before my camera battery went flat, thank god I managed to capture two shots of the muffins. :) However, no cross section to show you guys. :)

I don't really like sweet stuffs in the morning, so sweet muffins were one of last choices if I were to make something for my breakfast. I decided to try this cheddar herb muffins (from Williams-Sonoma) and finally bought a block of cheddar cheese which I had been wanting to buy to contemplate making pizza, pasta..etc. This is a simple mixed-in muffin, best for weekday night baking. Original recipe uses chive and rosemary as the essential herb with cheddar. I intended to use basil initially (only herb I have) but was afraid it will not pair well with cheddar. So, I omitted using herbs and added bacon bits for a greater savoury taste instead. I'm sure ham, sausages would be a good idea too!

Are you the savoury type of person? I am definitely, cos' somehow it always increases my appetite. But I knew I have to control cos' salty things can cause water retention, which can lead to eye bags? :P Hehe

Even though there seems to be quite a substantial amount of cheese, after the muffins were baked, the taste wasn't too overpowering. Even my parents who don't eat cheese found it tasty too. :) If you wanna try something hearty that can last you till lunch time, why not give this a try. :)Cheddar-Bacon Savoury Muffins (Makes 6 regular-sized Muffins)

Ingredients:

  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 37.5g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 90g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 40 ml canola oil
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, baking soda, bacon bits and 70g of the cheese.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs until blended. Add buttermilk, honey, oil and beat till well-blended.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup to about 3/4 full. Sprinkle the remaining 20g cheese evenly over the tops.
  7. Bake until a toothpickinserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes.
  8. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 2 minutes before turning out onto the rack.
  9. Can be store in an airtight container at room temperature for up tp 2 days.

Note: I made some modifications by replacing 3 tbsp chopped chives and 1 tbsp rosemary with bacon.

Recipe Source: Williams-Sonoma's Essential of Baking

3 comments:

daphne said...

I like savory muffins for a change too..and most of the time, I prefer savoury breakie items than sweet-there are exceptions though.

This looks great and I'm sure it is a bonus waking up to a lovely muffin!

Aimei said...

Totally agree with you! I like to make my own breakfast instead of buying from outside to work. It would just be too bored to have the same things every day. :)

Sophie said...

I like the idea of a savory muffin! I like how this is also the perfect on-the-go breakfast :). We would love to feature your recipe on our blog and the first and only digital recipe reader. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if you're interested :).

Sophie