Sep 15, 2009

Cheddar Cheese and Herb Muffins




Cheddar cheese originated in the town name Cheddar in England. Today many countries around the world produce cheddar cheese, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand  , etc. Canadian cheddar cheeses are smoother, have creamier texture,and great balance of flavor and sharpness.
I love cooking with cheddar, actually is one of my favorite  cheeses to eat or cook with. So when I came across this recipe in one of my baking books I had to try it. Those cheddar cheese muffins can easily replace the dinner rolls or are great in the morning with breakfast. The fresh herbs compliments very well the cheese and delivers fragrance to each bite.



Ingredients:


  • 1 1/4 cups                            all purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup                               whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp                                    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp                                 baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp                                 salt
  • 3 tbsp                                  chopped fresh chives 
  • 1 tbsp                                  chopped fresh rosemary 
  • 1 1/2                                   fresh grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2                                         large eggs
  • 1 cup                                  buttermilk 
  • 2 tbsp                                 honey 
  • 1/3 cup                              olive oil



Preheat oven to 400˚F ( 200˚C). Line a 12 standard muffin tin with paper or silicon liners. Set aside.

In a bowl stir together the all purpose flour , whole wheat flour,baking powder, baking soda, salt, chives and rosemary. Add 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese from the total of  1 1/2 cups. Reserve the 1/4 cup, set aside.





In a bowl whisk together the eggs until blended,then stir in the buttermilk,honey and olive oil.



Pour over the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.



Spoon the batter into the prepared cups. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar cheese evenly over the tops.



Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until the tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan on the wire rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.



Enjoy!

28 comments:

Kenny said...

hi laura.
they looks sooooooooooooooo good.easy 2 make.cani use dry herbs -with the same quantity.thanks 4 sharing.
love&tc.
rekha.

Cookin' Canuck said...

You always have the best baking recipes! These would be wonderful with a big bowl of soup.

Malar said...

wow...its tooooooooooooo good

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
Yes of course you can use dry herbs, But use just 1/3 of the amount listed the dry herbs flavor is more concentrated. And also you can use any kind of herbs you like.

Laura said...

Thanks C.C.
Yes they would work amazing with a bowl of soup.

Laura said...

Thanks Malar,
And thank you for visiting my blog.

Jeannie said...

Very yummy looking muffins. I can never get my muffin to rise over the brim of the cups like that.

shmoopiesgurl said...

lady you are killing me with all these great recipes lol i cant keep up! im trying to lay off the bread a bit but i find myself drooling over your recipes. lol these look so yummy im gonna have to try to make them sometime. you always have some great stuff on your blog.

lululu said...

yum......perfect with a bowl of hot soup in a cozy winter nite!

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

Those muffins look so good! I tend to think of muffins as being sweet and not savory. These make me think as if I'm missing out. Perfect little brunch food!

Laura said...

Thanks Jeannie,
The only thing I can think of is that maybe you over mix them? Batter should be a little lumpy.

Laura said...

Those are easy to make, and they are not sweet so you cut calories there pair it with a salad and your guilt free.

Laura said...

I agree with you lululu,
perfect for a cold night and a steamy bowl of soup.

Laura said...

Hello Nicole, and thank you for visiting my blog.
I love savory muffins or scones, they are just delicious.

mathildescuisine said...

I'm a big fan of savoury cupcakes and your recipe looks delicious. the savoury taste really adds something nice to traditional cupcakes and there are good appetizers

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Delicious ! Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

Laura said...

Thank you Mathilde,
I agree with you, those are really good to be served as an appetizer.

Laura said...

Thanks, family cuisine food and recipe.

Jessie said...

that looks great, I would serve these as appetizers but these would make a great pairing with a nice bowl of soup

Laura said...

Hi Jessie,
It would pair nicely with soup.

ValleyWriter said...

These look delish!

Laura said...

Thanks Valley Writer,
They are delicious.

Michele said...

Those look amazing! I may have to try them for my family =)

Laura said...

Thanks Michele,
I hope your family is going to like it.

Kathy said...

These look wonderful. I'm going to try them and add some jalapeno's to them. Thanks Kathy.

Laura said...

Hello Kathy,
i think that jalapeno would be a great addition. Some heat.... nice!

lululu said...

ship over 2 dozens pls!
QUICK! :D

Laura said...

Coming right up.

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