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Dried tomato, hot chile, corn, sage & cheese muffins

Tuffy P asked me if I could make some kind of savoury muffins today. I thought about what ingredients I had on hand for a minute. I suppose the normal thing to do would be to look up recipes, but that’s not nearly as much fun as flying by the seat of my pants.

I started with some dehydrated tomatoes and a fresh cayenne chile, which I chopped up and mixed together with some really great olive oil. I picked some sage from the garden, chopped that up and mixed it right in. In the fridge I found some tasty Portuguese cheese, so I grated that up and mixed it right in too.

In another bowl, I cracked an egg, beat it a bit with a fork, and added a cup and a quarter of milk and a splash more olive oil as well as some lovely and really delicate honey from a local beekeeper. I mixed all this together and added it to the tomato/chile/cheese bowl.

In yet another bowl, I measured out a cup and a quarter all purpose flour and 3/4 cup corn meal. I added 2 teaspoons of baking powder and some salt and pepper. I then folded the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mixed it gently until just about all the flour was well mixed in.

There was enough batter for 12 muffins. I cooked them at 375 F for 20 minutes.

They turned out very yummy!

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