By French Tart on December 20, 2007
Photo by Lalaloula
Photo by Lalaloula
"These are what the French call "cakes" - they are little savoury buns or muffins - and are always requested for breakfasts in the Auberge. They are delicious split and spread with herb and garlic cheese when warm - or serve them alongside hot soups, stews, chilli or casseroles! I have also made these with grated Gruyere cheese as well as Emmenthal....the trick is to use a mature and strong tasting cheese. I have suggested using smoked ham in this recipe - it just gives a wonderful extra flavour to these delicious buns/muffins. They freeze well and are easily reheated, if you have any left! We often have these for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch with the optional chives added, and then spread with smoked salmon butter - divine!"
Serving Size: 1 (188 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Totally wonderful! I make it two ways, just split the recipe in half and gave to my Dad and g/f, although I ate with them. I made some soft scrambled eggs and oven baked bacon and made these. I used chives, onions / scallions for one batch and topped with salmon spread, made myself from my salmon I cooked, not smoked but good grilled on charcoal with mesquite. Second, I used ham.I used some strong cheeses to really stand up to the mix and baked. What a great muffin. Easily with grilled meats, soups, salads, brunch, anything. So many variations, but we loved them and NOT ONE STANDING! They were rustic which I loved, easy and great flavor. Thx FT, loved it!! Made for Month of Chives and I am late posting, sorry, but a few personal problems and just late in getting everything done. LOVED it! Kim"
"I can't believe there are not more reviews for this recipe. This is a wonderful muffin/bun/cake...whatever you want to call it, just make this & enjoy it! It definitely tastes like you had to do more work than you actually do. It's very easy to make, & I think this is a great change up from making a quiche for a brunch. I did add the chives to mine & absolutely love them. Thanks for the recipe!"
"yummy!! I did not have smoked paprika so used sweet paprika but used smoked sharp cheddar cheese. I did not have chives so used a little bit of an green union. I am so glad I splurged and purchased a weight scale though I had to convert to ounces to make this and so many other excellent recipes if have found online from overseas"
"I used my Escali scale (on Amazon) to weigh out the flour, ham, and cheese. I did use smoked ham, double gloucester farmstead cheese, and I added the chives. These muffins are so good. I used my #20 cookie scoop to fill the muffin tin. Recipe is so well written. Thanks so much!"
"While these muffins tasted good, they came out of the oven a bit greasy and I felt they were a bit heavier than what I was looking for."
"These are simply amazing. I love the fact that no "appliances" are needed. You need a grater, a knife, a bowl and a spoon. This is the second time I've made them (just to make sure the first time wasn't a fluke...) and they were amazing again. I have used quality ingredients; always really good cheese and ham. Unfortunately, everyone at work is in love with these..."
"I've made these a couple of times now, and they are very tasty. I usually freeze some, and take them to work for breakfast. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Great muffins. I made them to go with cheese omelet and fried potatoes. Great breakfast and very filling."
"These little cakes are truly fantastic. They have a lovely savoury flavour that hits the spot for breakfast. I made a batch of these intending to use them for my children's breakfasts. They didn't make it to the freezer...we ate them all in a few days. I didn't have chives so I used spring onions and that worked out well. The use of mature cheddar does give them a little more zing than any other cheese would. These will certainly be made again soon...I'll just have to double the recipe so I don't run out. Thanks for sharing!"
"Mmmmm, FT, these muffins are just super duper yummy! They make for a wonderful, rich and filling late breakkie! They have such a nice texture-rather chunky and dense, but in a good way. The crust on top makes for a lovely crunch. I made the recipe as part of my mum's bday buffet and they received rave reviews. I made half the recipe with the ham and half without so that I could have a taste, too. My mum luved the addition of ham and I luved the ones without. lol THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, hon! Ill make it again! Made and reviewed for Cooking on the Farm with Andi of Longmeadow Farm and the Herb of the Month Chives May 2010."
"I made these over a month ago and keep forgetting to post a review. They were great! I used green onions instead of chives. Perfect for a late breakfast."
"Totally fantastic!!!! Love savoury muffins; and these are right at the top of MY list. MMMM... Made for Muffin Love in Cooking Photos."