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My creative juices were flowing this week as the Muffin Monday food bloggers tackled Chile Cheddar Muffins. The original recipe is from Bakingdom which lists it courtesy of Darla, and there the trail ends. But while the recipe’s origins are a bit of a mystery, the level of tastiness lodged within each bite of these muffins is crystal clear.
The recipe came together quickly and easily, the batter divided into three elements that included the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, baking powder, chile powder, baking soda and salt), wet ingredients (buttermilk, olive oil, and egg), and what I like to call ‘the goodies’ (cheddar cheese, roasted red pepper, chives, and parsley).
Here’s where I got creative: instead of using roasted red pepper I decided to throw caution to the wind and try out the tantalizing peppadew peppers I happened to have on hand. For those of you unfamiliar with peppadew peppers, they are a sweet piquanté pepper that is a heady mixture of sweet heat. I also added some roasted garlic, and opted to use jalapeño monterey jack cheese instead of cheddar, with my herb of choice being thyme.
The combination of all of those bright flavours in the form of a muffin was a roaring success in our household. They were rich and moist, all of the ingredients cooperating nicely with none of the players trying to outshine any of the others.
Happy Muffin Monday!
For a copy of the original recipe for this week’s Muffin Monday, please visit Baker Street’s site and be sure to check out what the other food bloggers have baked up this week!
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