Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
- 1⁄3 cup sun-dried tomato
- 1⁄3 cup hot water
- 3 ounces pine nuts
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 14 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
- 1 cup asiago cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sun dried tomatoes into a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let set for 10-15 minutes to rehydrate, then drain and finely chop. Put ½ of the pine nuts in a small non-stick skillet and lightly toast over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, olive oil, and Dijon mustard until blended. Add artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, seasoned salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, toasted pine nuts, and Asiago cheese. Add egg mixture and stir just until flour mixture is incorporated. Spoon into greased non-stick mini muffin cups to ¾ full. Sprinkle with untoasted pine nuts and press lightly into batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Great combo of flavors with the artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and cheese! And the cayenne gives them a little after-kick. Please note that 48 servings is 48 of the tiny bite size muffins. So, 48 tiny muffins serves about 12 people. The small size does make these very cute, and would make them perfect for a party. We liked them best warm.
4 stars! These little bites made great appetizers. The artichoke and pine nut flavors are quite prominent so if these are two tastes you like, then these are for you. Easy to make and look quite cute on a platter. I served them with soup for lunch. Made and reviewed for RSC#11.