Friday, December 19, 2008

Savoury Cheese Muffins

I am jumping for joy as I took the muffins out from the tray last night. This was my first attempt in baking something savoury and I must say I like the smell, taste and looks of it. Gab did not want any sweet bakes anymore because I told her that I wanted to try out olive oil brownies. I thought of a cheese muffin immediately and I really cannot remember the source of recipe.

I have added a few things to the muffin batter and initially wanted to name this as the Cheese & Chives muffin but after much consideration, I think this generic name suits it better as I may just change a few ingredients in the future.

Savoury Cheese Muffins
2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs
1 cup fresh milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese*
1/4 cup olive oil
1 level tbsp raw sugar
bunch of chives*
chilli flakes*
1/2 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg.
  • Sift the flour and set aside.
  • I used Kraft's Cheddar Cheese and grated them to a little more than a cup.
  • Set some grated cheese aside for use later on top of the muffins.
  • Mix flour, grated cheese, chilli flakes in a bowl.
  • Beat 2 eggs, raw sugar with a fork until it bubbles.
  • Stir in the olive oil, followed by the milk and chives.
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and pour the egg mix into the well.
  • Use a fork and stir everything until it is just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • Line the muffin pan with cupcake liners and spoon until it is 2/3 full.
  • Bake them for about 15-20mins.

Garlic mustard sauce
1 clove of garlic minced
1 tsp of English mustard sauce (I used Coleman's)
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of lemon juice
3 tbsp of mayonnaise

  • Mix them well and you get this wonderful sauce!

  • I made about 11 muffins. You can get 12 or more if the mixture in each cup is lesser or the liner is smaller.
  • *You can substitute the ingredients with other alternatives like stronger cheeses, or replace the chives with scallions or chilli flakes with paprika.*
  • The sauce can give you dragon's breath because of the raw garlic but it is absolutely delicious!
  • This muffin is not very cheesy so it is suitable for many people.
  • The tangy sauce can actually make you eat more than one muffin at a go.
  • You could use them as a side dish.
  • Thanks Gab & Anna!!! For simply everything!!!
Light, golden fluffy goodness!!

6 connoisseur(s):

LiquidShaDow said...

You need to consider making more of these. They were great!

ah Teo said...

yes, i have decided to make variants of these savoury babies. ;oP thanks for the compliments!

pixen said...

This is a very...very interesting savoury muffin. At times. I'm so bored with sweet, sweet, sweet muffins and I need a bit of change of taste. Your recipe is a keeper and worth the change as I'm not a sweet tooth person :-D

Thank you for the recipe & Happy Holidays!!!

ah Teo said...

pixen: go try the recipe! i just sub chives for scallions today and it turned out good! let me know how it goes. remember: you can sub any of the ingredients to your liking and adjust certain things along the way. Happy holidays!

ice said...

Merry Christmas ah teo! :)

Your savory cheese muffins look so good! Perfect for a Christmas breakfast. Yums...

ah Teo said...

Merry X'mas to u too!

Thanks! these muffins usually can't survive past one day because it is too popular. maybe i shall make a bacon version. ;op