Sunday, September 27, 2009

SMS Caramelized Onions, Sage, and Cheddar Muffins.....

These muffins sounded so good and I was ready for something savory! This muffin recipe starts with the basics and then recommends "add ins" to suit your tastes. These muffins were easy to put together, no KA needed either; just put the dry in one bowl, the liquid ingredients in another and them mix. I had to make a few changes because I realized I only had the heavy cream but no regular milk, I substituted buttermilk and added 1/4 tsp of soda to compensate. I had a bag of self rising flour that I needed to use up so I didn't add the baking powder. I cheated and bought a package of frozen caramelized onions at my local middle eastern market, what a time saver and they tasted great. The sage came right out of the garden, so the only thing was to shred the cheese. The muffin batter was very dense but they baked up light and moist. DH and I felt they were a bit salty but that could just be our tastes and is something that can be adjusted next time. Our recipe of the week was picked by Hanaa of Hanaa's Kitchen check out her blog for the recipe and some great tips! I will be making this recipe again, it's that good and can be changed to fit any meal.

12 comments:

Tracey said...

Your muffins baked up so nicely Robin! Mine didn't take on any color so they weren't terribly attractive but I still enjoyed them. Glad they were a hit for you!

Nina said...

oh yours look so pretty and cheese-y (like with lots of cheese) haha.

k.a.r.e.n said...

Great looking muffins.

I'm not a big onion eater... these were just ok to me... should have doubled the cheese!

Sarah said...

Your muffins look great! I had no idea frozen caramelized onions even existed! Glad you enjoyed these. I made several changes to the recipe, and loved them.

HanaĆ¢ said...

Your muffins look great. What a great idea... store bought caramelized onions. Beats having to open all the windows in the house to get the onion smell out :o) I'm so glad you liked these. I liked them a lot too, and as you said, they can easily be adjusted to go with any meal. I served these with soup and added sage to the soup to match. How cool that you grow sage. So do I :o)

Thanks again for baking with me this week!

Susan said...

I hate to keep repeating something everyone else said, but frozen caramelized onions!?!?! What a fabulous idea. Your muffins look great!u

margot said...

The muffins look wonderful, glad you enjoyed them! I didn't know you could buy carmelized onions; I don't mind making them, but it was really hot today, so I wouldn't have minded a little less time with the stove on.

Shandy said...

You used self-rising flour...what a great idea! The muffins look perfect and I had no idea you could buy caramelized onions....Thank you for all the great info

Melissa said...

They look great!

Eliana said...

These muffins look picture perfect. Great job!!!

Basically, Baby Boots said...

Like everyone else, I have never heard of frozen carmelized onions either. I'm learning so much by participating with the SMS bakers, I love it. Next time I go to a middle eastern market, I'll have to look for those.

P.S. I thought that mine were salty too. My tastebuds are very sensetive when it comes to salt.

The Bahens said...

I thought they were a little on the salty side too, but I love salt, so they were right up my alley!