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Offline Pattidevans

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Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« on: 09 April 2012, 08:32:43 PM »
In another thread Bill and Tessa were bemoaning lack of savoury snacks to take on outings.  I know it doesn't help with trying to find stuff to buy in shops but it turned my mind to what I may be able to make.  So this afternoon I did an experiment with what I had on hand in the fridge and larder.  Took me 5 minutes to make these and 20 mins in the oven... result?  Well, the first two disappeared whilst still warm from the oven.  Absolutely Yummy!  Moist and savoury.  Yet to try them cold.

Makes 6 smallish muffins

55g greek yoghourt
55g buttery spread or softened butter
a level tsp baking powder
2 eggs
85g ground almonds
35g crumbled Stilton
3 small cherry tomatoes

Heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350F, 180C.  Put the yoghurt and buttery spread or softened butter into a bowl and whisk together until well combined.  Whisk in the eggs one at a time.  Fold in the ground almonds and baking powder, when well combined fold in the crumbled Stilton.  Spoon into muffin cases (I have those silicone ones which are fab!).  Cut the cherry toms in half and top each muffin with a half tomato.  I did this as a bit of a joke, thinking it looked like the cherry on top of a cup cake.  In the event, when I got them out of the oven the tomatoes had disappeared!  When we ate them there they were in the middle of the muffins.  Yum!

1.5g carb per muffin - bargain!




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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #1 on: 10 April 2012, 11:24:33 AM »
I think I've solved the breakfast dilemma for those who don't like or haven't time to cook eggs.  Had two of these cold for brekkie - they make a darn fine brekkie!
 
Bought more eggs on the way into work.  I am going to try Parmesan, basil and sun dried tomatoes in another batch.
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #2 on: 10 April 2012, 03:45:23 PM »
Patti those sound amazing!  I shall make some tonight definately.
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #3 on: 10 April 2012, 08:29:52 PM »
As I don't like Stilton, what would be a good alternative cheese?
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #4 on: 10 April 2012, 10:33:29 PM »
I've made some tonight with Parmesan, sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil, but not tasted them yet.  You could use strong cheddar, I've been wondering how Feta would work.  Experiment, try any cheese you like.
Patti


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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #5 on: 10 April 2012, 11:03:42 PM »
yer, had a thought on feta as i did my online shop....
Poppet x

I have Coeliac disease.

Diagnosed Type 2 16/08/2010

OCT 2013 2 X 500g Glucosaphage

Current slow release Metformin 2000g

Victoza 1.2 daily

36 Units Insultard

30mg Prednisalone

2 x 500mg Calcichew D3 Forte

30mg Amitriptyline


16/11/2010 1st HbA1c 8.5, HDL 1.1, LDL 2.7, Trigs 1.6 
17/02/2015 HbA1c 108mmol, HDL 1.5, LDL 4.3, Trigs 2.7 Total Chol 4.7

25/04/2017 HbA1c  84mmol,Chol 7.7

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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #6 on: 10 April 2012, 11:11:27 PM »
I popped into the greengrocer/deli on my way to work and bought sun dried toms and eggs, but their Feta was £2.99 which I thought was too expensive, hence me doing Parmesan tonight.  If I did Feta I would dice it into approx 1/2 cm dice and fold it in, with perhaps half a cherry tomato per muffin and some herbs like fresh Rosemary well chopped up or Basil.  Pick the flavours you like!  Could be Feta and Olive, with the olives well chopped up (personally I have never grown up enough to like olives wholeheartedly).
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #7 on: 11 April 2012, 01:58:25 AM »
LOL, I DISlike them wholeheartedly!

Cheshire would work I'm sure.

Were we talking white Stilton?
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #8 on: 11 April 2012, 07:42:43 AM »
I am going to have a bake experiment this week.... I do not like Olives and am sure cheshire would be lovely...

The sun dried toms sounds delicious too.
Poppet x

I have Coeliac disease.

Diagnosed Type 2 16/08/2010

OCT 2013 2 X 500g Glucosaphage

Current slow release Metformin 2000g

Victoza 1.2 daily

36 Units Insultard

30mg Prednisalone

2 x 500mg Calcichew D3 Forte

30mg Amitriptyline


16/11/2010 1st HbA1c 8.5, HDL 1.1, LDL 2.7, Trigs 1.6 
17/02/2015 HbA1c 108mmol, HDL 1.5, LDL 4.3, Trigs 2.7 Total Chol 4.7

25/04/2017 HbA1c  84mmol,Chol 7.7

Offline claireabell

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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #9 on: 11 April 2012, 08:49:12 AM »
Just made mine for breakfast.  We all really enjoyed them.  Just stuck to your recepie this time.  I have to make more later and loads as the kids are going mad for them lol!  I'm so sad I took a pic of them but don't know how to upload these days.  Also Patti, my cherry toms stayed on top and look so funny! :-)
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #10 on: 11 April 2012, 11:15:32 AM »
Claire
 
To upload a photo click on "reply" (not the quick reply pane), when the reply window opens up click on "Additional Options" just under the reply pane and you'll see an option to "Attach".  Then you can browse for your pic and upload it.  Mustn't be more than 512kb.  You must let me know how to keep the toms on top!
 
I took a pic of the Parmesan ones last night and will upload later.  IMHO the Parmesan and sun dried tom version is nicer than the Stilton ones (blue Stilton Sedge).  Just stir in 35g grated Parmesan and 4 or 5 sun dried toms chopped up (mine had to be soaked first according to the pack), plus about 1 tbs chopped fresh Basil.
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #11 on: 11 April 2012, 11:39:41 AM »
Hhhmm I don't like tomato or olive - may try cheese and onion!! having first sweated off the onions.
Or stilton and pear as the pear ones were fine if a bit wet
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #12 on: 11 April 2012, 12:22:15 PM »
Quote
  Hhhmm I don't like tomato or olive - may try cheese and onion!! having first sweated off the onions.
Or stilton and pear as the pear ones were fine if a bit wet
Both sound scrummy Jen.  Stilton and pear is a lovely combination.  You could do Stilton and Apple too.  Lots and lots of possibilities aren't there?
 
Thank goodness Aldi sell ground almonds at 99p.  I cleared the shelf last time I was there.
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #13 on: 11 April 2012, 01:27:15 PM »
I don't own a muffin tray, but these sound worth a go. What do you do with the silicon ones - are they better than the metal trays you put the paper cases in?
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Re: Stilton and Tomato muffins.
« Reply #14 on: 11 April 2012, 01:53:16 PM »
I think they are Lucy.  You can wash and re-use them.  They even go in the dishwasher.  You just put them on a baking sheet... cheap enough too.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001CO5E5O/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003SZNVFK&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1C8G9PV1SQ1KT2P7X3Q8
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