A few weeks ago, I was watching the modern god of cookery, Alton Brown and he gave me the idea of making a savory muffin. I tried his recipe and although it was great, I was thinking I could twist it around to make it a bit more to my taste. So this is a recipe that does not have much of an intro, just the ingredients and the execution.
Here are the humble ingredients… well some of them. When I cook something awesome I get so excited I forget to gather everything.
- 12 oz lager beer
- 1 bundle of scalions
- 2 tbsp of dill
- 8 oz of a sharp cheese (feta, cheddar, fontina, etc)
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp sugar
- Smoked paprika (or any other spice you like)
Start with washing and peeling, if needed, the outer layer of the green onions.
Remove the roots…
and slice them in thin rounds.
take 2 tbsp of butter,
and melt it over medium heat.
add the onions and turn the heat down to medium low.
Cook them until soft and slightly caramelized.
Measure one cup of all purpose flour and…
sift it over the mixing bowl and…
follow it with the whole wheat flour. If you have a very fine mesh then it will not be possible, so in this case just, stir it with a whisk and then mix it in.
Measure 1 tbsp on bakin’ powder. We need a lot of lift to get the whole wheat flour.
Chop the dill…
and add 1 hip (or more, or any other herb you like) tbsp of it in the batter.
Add a hip tsp of smoked paprika (or again, any other spice you like)
Salt and pepper.
Add the onion.
Take the cheese (8 oz). If it is a whole block of cheese, like feta, crumble or grade it.
The feta cheese I crumble it with a fork, because that ‘s the way the feta crumbles.
Add everything to the bowl and…
add a 12 oz of lager beer.
This bater looks dry. So…
add so some seltzer water. We need the bubbles…
Add some sugar to round up the flavor.
Set the oven to 375F.
Oil a 12 muffin tin pan, and
dish out the bater.
Top them of with some kosher salt or cheese, or nothing.
Bake them until the internal temperature reaches 208 F.
Let them to cool for 10 mins.