So I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve decided to go a little “muffin mad.” Maybe it’s because they are easiest most fuss-free kind of baking, and completely flexible too.
Anyways, Day 1: Savory muffins
Really good (and healthy). Can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. AND they will freeze!
Savory Wholemeal Muffins
Super easy to make, all you need is:
- 2 bowls
- muffin tray and some non-stick spray
- 2 eggs
- 1.33 (1 and 1 third) cups low fat milk
- 2 tbls lemon juice
- 3 tbls olive oil
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- 1 cup regular flour
- 1 tbls baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- red pepper
- green pepper
- 1 cup gruyere
- 1/2 cup cheddar
- a little parmesan to top
- salt and pepper
In one bowl combine the flour(s), baking powder and soda, and salt and pepper. Mix together.
In another bowl combine the milk, eggs, lemon juice, and olive oil. Whisk. Season if you want (I added: salt, pepper and tabasco). Then finely dice your veggies, grate your gruyere and cheddar and add into the milk and egg mixture. Whisk to combine. Then slowly add in your flour to the wet mixture and stir. No lumps.
When all is combined, spoon mixture into the muffin tins. Fill until top and then sprinkle a little finely grated parmesan onto the tops.
Easy peasy… just bake in the oven until the tops are browned.
Tomorrow Lemon and Raspberry muffins!
So. I’m suuuper envious of everyone back home and all the beautiful snow. I’m not a fan of the sun at the best of times but at Xmas time its even worse. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas! Christmas is supposed to be cold and a little grey. There should be Xmas trees and a fire going and in between the glasses of wine and cocktails (margaritas and mojitos) there is supposed to be warm apple cider and hot chocolate. Its 30 degrees outside… its too warm for apple cider and hot chocolate!! 😦
Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to sweat as I drink my hot chocolate. hee!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Peanut butter and chocolate… its the most amazing combination, and adding a dollop of peanut butter to this hot chocolate adds an extra smooth, sweet, creamy dimension.
In bain marie melt some milk and dark chocolate together with a splash of milk. Stir continuously. Add in a dollop of peanut butter and keep stirring until everything is smooth and mixed. Then add in more milk and whip. At this point can add the mixture on a low heat to a pot and then whip so that the hot chocolate becomes a little frothy.
I have no idea why I decided to make this but it was delicious and a nice variation on a breakfast sandwich (perfect for the morning after the night before? perhaps!)
Grill some turkey bacon and slice the panini bread. Rub the two halves of the panini bread with smashed garlic and then add to the same pan or grill as the turkey bacon. When the bread starts to brown a little on the edges remove it and rub some garlic onto the bread. Then sprinkle with olive oil and season with a tiny amount of salt (not too much as the turkey bacon will be salty enough).
Layer turkey bacon onto both sides of the bread and top with smoked mozzarella. On top of the mozzarella (on each bread) brush a little bit of english mustard for flavour. Smush the two pieces of bread together and enjoy! x
p.s. not sure how healthy this is so a small sandwich goes a long way!