This recipe suggestion comes from Faith at An Edible Mosaic. I’ve only recently stumbled across her blog but have become a huge fan already. She made savory muffins with caramelized onions, feta and rosemary the other day. These looked really good! She also suggested some variations, like savory muffins with sharp cheddar, dried cranberries and orange zest; or alternatively, provolone, sundried tomatoes and basil. That last one hit my tastebuds right off the screen, so I had to try to make them myself.
Here I changed canola oil for olive, used soy milk instead of cows (that’s what we had on hand) and added more cheese than in Faith’s recipe. The aroma wafting from the oven was like margarita pizza. Instead of butter, we drizzled a bit of olive oil on them and gobbled up several right away, they were that good.
Thanks for the excellent idea, Faith!
savory sundried tomato, basil, provolone and mozzarella mini-cakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ¼ cups soy milk
¾ cup shredded provolone and/or mozzarella
½ cup sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
black olives for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
Mix flours, baking powder, salt and black pepper together in a bowl.
In another bowl, beat eggs, olive oil and soy milk together. Fold in cheeses, sundried tomatoes, and basil. Gently fold flour mixture into wet ingredients.
Since I used disposable wax paper baking molds, I didn’t need to grease and flour the pans. If you aren’t then Faith recommends that you do that to prevent sticking.
Fill baking molds about two thirds full. Garnish with olive slices. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine took 35 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
If your mini-cake is too dry, then just add more olive oil, like these dudes:
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