Savory Beer Muffins

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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.

 

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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
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika (or any other spice you like)
  • Pepper

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Start with washing and peeling, if needed, the outer layer of the green onions.

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Remove the roots…

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and slice them in thin rounds.

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take 2 tbsp of butter,

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and melt it over medium heat.

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add the onions and turn the heat down to medium low.

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Cook them until soft and slightly caramelized.

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Measure one cup of all purpose flour and…

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sift it over the mixing bowl and…

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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.

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Measure 1 tbsp on bakin’ powder. We need a lot of lift to get the whole wheat flour.

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Chop the dill…

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and add 1 hip (or more, or any other herb you like) tbsp of it in the batter.

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Add a hip tsp of smoked paprika (or again, any other spice you like)

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Salt and pepper.

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Add the onion.

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Take the cheese  (8 oz). If it is a whole block of cheese, like feta, crumble or grade it.

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The feta cheese I crumble it with a fork, because that ‘s the way the feta crumbles.

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Add everything to the bowl and…

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add a 12 oz of lager beer.

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This bater looks dry. So…

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add so some seltzer water. We need the bubbles…

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Add some sugar to round up the flavor.

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Set the oven to 375F.

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Oil a 12 muffin tin pan, and

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dish out the bater.

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Top them of with some kosher salt or cheese, or nothing.

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Bake them until the internal temperature reaches 208 F.

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Let them to cool for 10 mins.

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And Enjoy!!!!!

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Last modified: July 4, 2013 by Georgios Pyrgiotakis