Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Years ago, a favorite recipe I made endlessly was Broccoli Cheddar Muffins. I don't know what happened to the recipe, or where I originally got it, but I decided to look on the internet and found not only the original recipe I made but also a lighter, healthier version, which I made last night. That's when it dawned on me that these tiny little savory treats would make a wonderful addition to the savory selections at a tea party!
The new recipe uses just one egg instead of three, skim milk, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese instead of a cup, and no butter like the original. I knew the "light" recipe would indeed taste lighter than the original, but it was a good tradeoff. I like broccoli raw and any way it is cooked, but I also like it combined with cheddar cheese in a muffin. These would also be good mini-muffins to serve with a small teacup full of soup as part of a teatime meal.
I decided to use paper liners to make cleanup easier, but I also think it would make a nicer presentation during teatime. I have to confess these muffins aren't *quite* as good as the more fattening version, because I did enjoy them dripping with butter and lots of cheese. But the benefit to the healthy version is that I can eat them more often, and that's certainly a good thing!