It’s holiday time and New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! If you’re still looking for some nice party food check out this recipe which was the star of our Christmas party. The muffins are easy and look lovely, especially if you use baking paper instead of paper cups and then tie some thread after they come out of the oven =)
(Recipe adapted from the German magazine Freundin.)
TOMATOE CHEESE MUFFINS
What you need…..
(Makes 12 muffins)
1 box of cherry tomatoes (keep the green stalks), washed & halfed
120g grated cheese (we used a quite savory mountain cheese, but also Gruyere or Parmigiano works)
250g curd cheese
80ml olive oil
300g plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
6 thin slices of parma ham, diced OR for a vegetarian version use the same amount of sundried tomatoes or olives
Salt, Pepper & dried herbs like rosemary, oregano, marjoram
What to do….
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix the curd cheese, eggs, oil, salt, pepper, dried herbs. Then add the flour, baking powder, grated cheese, diced parma ham and so it becomes a nice (quite sticky) dough. If you don’t have a silicone muffin tin, fill muffin pan with paper baking cups or baking paper like I did and fill the cake mixture into the baking cups. Top with a tomatoe half and bake them for 25min.
Vegetarian version: just replace the parma ham with sun-dried tomatoes or olives.
With or without muffins, I hope you enjoy the final spurt of the holiday season & spend some fun time with your beloved ones ❤
Happy New Year!!
People can say what they want but I still think New Years Eve is a special night… You wanna spend it with people you love, in a location which is special to you and you wanna have fun!! This year it’s the first time we decided to celebrate in Malta so we wanted to party in our lovely flat with our loveliest friends. Luckily everybody brought drinks and nibbles so it wasn’t a hell of a lot of work to prepare. But still I wanted to do something special, something to boost the mood and to kick off into a good party night! After some research on the web a found a recipe on BBCfoods which sounded quite nice.. easy to make, fruity but strong, I had some ideas how to change it a bit to my preferences and a new star was born 🙂
Fizzy cranberry blush (serves 10, for 2-3 glasses per person 😉
900ml Cranberry juice
600ml Orange juice
1 bottle of Prosecco
Mix the vodka, cointreau, cranberry and orange juice in a big bowl. Ingredients should be pre-cooled. Add the berries of the pomegranate, stir it and fill it in 2 jugs. Keep the jugs in the fridge until guests arrive. Offer it pure with ice cubes or fizzy (which we all preferred!) in a champagne flute. For the fizzy version take half of the jug and top up the glass with prosecco. Hmmmmm… party mood guaranteed, I promise!!!!
(Tip: buy the double of this if it happens to you too that people like it so much that we made a second batch later on ;-)))
Wishing you a great new year, many fun parties, lovely drinks & food, love & joy, health & everything else you wish for! Keep on reading my blog and recommend it to your friends.. thank youuuu! Love, N. xx