Tomato, Cheese and Onion Muffins
photo by Chef floWer
- Ready In:
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 eggs or 1 egg substitute, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, fresh or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 pinch salt, sifted
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups tasty cheese or 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
- 3⁄4 cup tomato sauce, cooking sauce
- Preheat the oven at 200°C and grease muffin pans, set aside.
- In a small pan melt one tablespoon of butter and then add onions and cook until soft.
- Mix beaten egg and milk together, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine (dry ingredients) sifted flour, salt and parsley then rub in one tablespoon of butter.
- Pour egg and milk mixture into the dry ingredients to make a light scone batter. Add more milk if needed. Add onions and half the cheese.
- Half fill prepared muffin pans with mixture.
- Put up to 1 teaspoon sauce in the middle of each muffin. Take care that sauce stays mostly in the middle. If there is too much sauce, muffins will come apart when removed from pans.
- Cover each muffin with remaining mixture until pans are three quarters full.
- Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffins.
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These muffins are just GREAT! They have a lovely texture and a very balanced taste. The cheese comes through nicely without being overpowering and the spices and pizza sauce add a mediterranian touch. Mmmm, yummy! I made half the recipe and ended up with 6 muffins, that I served with stuffed zucchini for dinner. Everyone loved them (even my mum-lol)! THANKS SO VERY MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, Chef floWer! Ill certainly make it again! Made and reviewed for Ed'n#8-Make My Recipe August 09.
These are so :yummy: I had to sub spring onion (scallion) for the onion due to allergy issues. I only got 8 muffins from the mix and they took 18 minutes to cook in a fan forced oven at 200 degree C - the muffin holes are 100ml capacity. I also used Jensens Organic Basil and Garlic Pasta Sauce. Thank you Chef floWer. Made for Recipe Swap #15 - April 2008.
Well I have to admit, I messed this recipe up, I guess that is what happens when you are too busy talking instead of reading the recipe. Anyway, I mixed everything and divided the dough out into my muffin pan, then I went to add the tomato sauce and realized I forgot to save some batter for the tops, so I just omitted the last steps and cooked as is. These turned out more like biscuits instead of muffins, but the flavor was great.
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