Monday, 16 April 2012

Muffin Monday: Ricotta, Basil & Sun-dried Tomato

I was definitely excited to try this week's muffin because I've rarely gotten to participate when it's been a savoury recipe! The instant I saw the words 'ricotta' and 'basil' in my in-box, I knew this muffin and I were going to have a lovely breakfast date over the weekend.

Though likely just perfect on its own, this savoury blend was just begging for an addition, and in a time crunch, sun-dried tomatoes seemed to me like the obvious choice. I omitted the extra tablespoon of oil due to the oil in the tomatoes, and replaced half the dried basil called for with torn, fresh leaves. I'm glad I didn't replace all of it, however, because the dried basil made the most pleasantly speckled muffins in the end. They were quite pleasing to the eye! I should have probably omitted the salt in the recipe to account for the saltiness of the tomatoes, too, but it was nothing a morning cup of coffee couldn't balance out!





Love those colours in my bowl of wet ingredients!
Definitely a muffin kind of morning.





As with some of the best recipes, this recipe was scribbled in one of Anuradha's books. She's not sure where the recipe came from, but it certainly is a keeper. You could do so many fun variations with these flavours, and the end result is a spongey, light, and flavourful muffin. I think they were even better the next day.

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10 comments:

  1. I loved the use of fresh basil. Sun dried tomatoes are a fantastic addition. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed baking a savory muffin for a change. :)

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  2. I also thought about sun dried tomatoes when I read thru the recipe:) unfortunately for yet another week I'll have to settle for everyone's posts and photos instead of actual muffins in my mouth:( but ricotta...and basil? I'll must make up for this one..

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  3. Oh yum!!! I love savoury muffins. And your cat is so adorable!

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  4. How adorable is your cat?! Love the addition of sundried tomatoes...such a natural flavour pairing with the basil and ricotta. So good to bake with you this week!

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  5. Savoury muffins, my cup of tea! Yum! Oh, and I love, love your cat.

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  6. I love that you added sun dried tomatoes to these muffins!! They sound amazing. I'll need to give these a try since I missed out on Muffin Monday this week.

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  7. Your cat is a star! So luxurious to lie in the sun.

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  8. Ha! I love how many of you commented on Ethel! She is certainly a star. She's great (if uninterested) company in the kitchen.

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  9. That's an interesting combo... looks good though!

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