Life has been pretty hectic over here for the last few months! When I haven’t been accompanying C on his business travels, I have been focusing on trying to set up a meaningful life for myself in Brasilia! Getting involved in different activities, trying to make new friends, looking for work, studying Portuguese – the list seems to be ever growing, along with my guilt – as The Travelling Chopsticks has fallen slightly by the wayside!
However to kick-start my blogging escapades again, I thought I would start May with this incredibly easy and delicious Mediterranean muffin recipe! I just love the fact that they are savoury and I wonder why there is not more of a demand for savoury muffins in the world!
I made these muffins along with a whole array of other food over the weekend, as C and I hosted a very successful champagne brunch at our apartment on Sunday. We provided all the food, and our friends brought along a bottle of their favourite bubbly and a good time was had by all! What a wonderful way of spending a Sunday!
Look at the brunch table – isn’t it pretty?!
Anyway back to the muffins…these are incredibly simple to make and seems to be a crowd pleaser!! Now I have NO idea where this recipe originally comes from as I have written it down in my little notebook, but I do know it is Swedish and I got it from the back of a packet of some kind!
Mediterranean Muffins – makes 12 medium size muffins
- 500 ml flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tblsp basil, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 100 ml parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg
- 3 tblsp olive oil
- 250 ml milk
- 100 ml sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 100 ml black olives, chopped
Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF
Mix together the flour, baking powder, basil, salt and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
In a separate bowl beat the eggs lightly and add the olive oil and milk. Pour this mixture into the flour bowl and mix.
Add the sundried tomatoes and olives and mix well.
Place roughly 1 large tblsp of the mixture in each muffin hole and place in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes.