Tuesday, March 19, 2013
What makes a good muffin even better? That's right, pork. And cheese.
You could make these as mini-muffins, and they would be great as appetizers. Or make them as large muffins (like I did), and just have yourself a meaty cheese bread periodically. You don't even need butter.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup minced prosciutto
1 Tbsp dried basil
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Spray four mini muffin tins with vegetable oil-spray. To make regular-size muffins, use two regular muffin tins and reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and basil in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Whisk mustard and eggs together, then beat into butter mixture until it forms pea-size lumps.
Add dry ingredients and yogurt into the butter mixture, alternating between dry ingredients and yogurt one third at a time. Beat until smooth. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes for mini muffins or 25 minutes for regular size muffins.