This week’s SMS was chosen by Hanaa of Hanaa’s Kitchen: caramelized onions, sage & cheddar muffins! Though I’m not usually a huge fan of savory breads/muffins, two things about this selection had me excited from the start. First, my love for caramelized onions cannot be overstated: they’re definitely up there among my favorite foods ever! Second, I only had a block of cheddar so I got to use my food processor to shred the cheese and I just think it’s the coolest thing to watch.
I made a few minor modifications to the recipe. I halved the recipe since I wasn’t sure I’d like them. I substituted dry sage because I didn’t have fresh. I also used 1% milk in place of the whole milk. The batter seemed fairly thick as I filled the muffin tin and I was a little worried these muffins might be dense. My muffins never really achieved “lightly golden” but the toothpick came out clean so I pulled them from the oven after about 25 minutes. Between the color and the shape, they weren’t the most attractive little muffins, but they smelled great! I sampled one and was thrilled to find that it wasn’t dense at all. It was moist and fluffy! I think the muffins will be a great accompaniment to a big bowl of soup! The only problem was that my muffins were a bit bland. Next time I’d definitely add more caramelized onions and be a bit more generous with the sage.
Thanks to Hanaa for a fun pick this week! She will post the recipe on her blog today or you can pick up the book. Be sure to visit our site to see how everyone else fared this week!