Weather has been cracking up here in Scotland this past week and I had the week off. It felt more like summer than spring (just about) but spring was my inspiration for my bake here.
Kat is hosting this month’s Treat Petite challenge (over at her blog ‘The Baking Explorer) and the theme is ‘Hello Spring’. This got me thinking...
Instead of my usual sweet entry for Treat Petite, I took the spring theme literally and decided to bake something using spring onions and these muffins were just the ticket. I also had friends coming around for a get-together and thought that some savoury muffins would be nice on the table for them to nibble on.
The muffins themselves, aside from a ton of spring onions also have red Leicester cheese in them (for the colour) and a swirl of sun-dried tomatoes going on. I bought a pack of dried sun-dried toms, soaked them and then whizzed them into a paste in my Froothie. I popped some on top of the muffins then with the end of teaspoon blended them through muffin batter.
I baked them in the oven, in lovely yellow paper muffin cups, which I thought looked like daffodils – another nod to spring there. The baked muffins looked like weenie pizzas from atop. And when clustered together looked a bit like a sunflower.
However, the most important part – the taste – was sublime. My guests loved the onion flavour with the cheese and then the occasional hit of sun-dried tomato flavour. Bake these for your guests or just for family and they will love them too!
Here’s how I made them…