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!!