Monday, July 11, 2011

Cheddar Cheese Muffins


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I made Cheddar Cheese Muffins the other day. My gang had one word: "NotCheesyEnough!" Whoa! And to think I took the liberty to add more cheese than the recipe called for. I didn't quite believe them, so I took a bite, and yes, I have to agree with their young, discerning tastebuds. Ah, how could I have doubted my food critics at all? They, who always give the most brutally honest, un-PC comments! That's why I love them. :)


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I would recommend adding more cheese, or using a sharp cheddar (I used regular mild cheddar). Also, I felt it would have been nicer if it was just a little bit sweeter ... maybe add an extra 1 tbsp sugar. I know it's supposed to be a savoury muffin, but I do feel the balance between sweet and savoury was kinda "off-balance". They may not have blown us away, but these muffins were nonetheless a welcome treat at tea, especially when still slightly warm out of the oven.

Have a good week ahead, everyone!

Recipe
(from Food.com)

- 1 cup milk
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted & then cooled
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 3/4 cups (195g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (I used 1 cup regular cheddar cheese)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

1. Preheat oven to 175°C.

2. In a large bowl, combine milk, melted butter, egg and cayenne.

3. In a second bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar & salt.

4. Stir in cheese.

5. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and stir batter until it is just combined.

6. The batter should be lumpy.

7. Spoon the batter into muffin tins (buttered or lined) filling each about 2/3 full.

8. Bake 20-25 minutes.


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26 comments:

  1. lovely recipe, Ju! (and nice to see u post more often!). I would suggest to add parmersan cheese to give the muffins more :chessy: taste :)

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  2. Yes I agree. These young ones are our harshest critics. My 2 at home will just bot eat something that is not to their tastes. Thanks for sharing a kids friendly recipe. Have a great week ahead! - shaz

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  3. Gonna try this one last time.. Savoury muffin, i've yet to try! But yes, any muffins is welcome in the late afternoon as tea treat. My boys have been having whale-like appetite these days! x

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  4. Yum, cheddar cheese muffins look amazing. I wonder if, like mac and cheese, a little mustard would bring out the cheese flavour?

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  5. I love the smell of cheese and bread (or muffins in this case!) so comforting! thank you for sharing, great photos too!

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  6. I never had savory muffins before but would ask my sister to use your recipe. :)

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  7. Thanks, everyone. :)

    Anh: I WAS thinking parmesan next time too! ;)

    Sherie: You are one tenacious woman, you are dearie! :D Hahaha.

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  8. Hello sweet girl..We were thinking alike..I just made little cheddar cookies..soon to post..The muffins looks delish..Parmesan does raise the bar..it just kicks up the taste..
    I am always surprised when STRONG cheddar..just isn't strong:)

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  9. What Anh said - use Parmesan or even pecorino.

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  10. These look pretty darned delish to me!
    Gorgeous pics my friend!

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  11. oh yum yum yummmm i love cheese. the cheesier the better!

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  12. Look so delicious and yummy. Your kids are so cute. Theresa

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  13. These are great for tea or as snack during weekend outing/picnic. Emmm can i omit the "cayenne pepper" if i don't have any? Or any replacement?

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  14. Ellena: Yes, definitely can omit. Replacement? MORE CHEESE! Lol.

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  15. Lovely recipe!! Perhaps I can add Gruyere too!

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  16. I loove salted muffins! Yours look especially tasty!

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  17. Hi, Little Teochew, I have been wanting to learn baking but trouble with getting the right oven. May I know which brand/model/size oven would you recommend for beginner? or can anyone please help up? Thank you.

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  18. Made these this morning. Used parmesan cheese instead of cheddar....they are superlicous. cannot stop popping them into my mouth especially freshly baked, still warm from the oven. Love the aroma, texture and everything. thanks Ju for sharing the recipe.

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  19. Love cheese and love cheese muffins! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love cheesy muffins and being the cheesaholic my bf is, I bet he would have had the same response: "more cheese!" But I am more moderate and would enjoy them either way.

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  21. sounds lovely i will make some later but with chives and basil :)

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  22. Great recipe! I think I'll try these this week!

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  23. Hi, was wondering if you know where i can get Cheddar cheese powder in Singapore?

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  24. just baked these.. very nice...added 1.5tbsp sugar. 3tbsp paramsen cheese 2tbsp morzella cheese.

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