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Saturday, 8 May 2010

52 Weeks of Baking - Week Six

I was thinking, so far, I havent tried any savoury bake for this challenge. I love my sweet tooth especially chocy but not too keen on savoury bakes. Dont get me wrong, I adore my veggies and I'll eat almost any. But it was just the thought of cake and veg toghter. 
Anyway, I was willing to try out a recipe I make up. I love this recipe cos you can use whatever you have at hand; vary the veggies, herbs or cheese.


3 Pepper Cheesy Cupcake 
Ingredients:
Basic cake recipe
Sweet Bell Peppers minimum of 3 colours 
Fresh Herbs 
Onions
Havati Cheese
Seasoning
Method
Preheat oven 200 degrees.
    Chop your veggies. I used tomatoes, red, orange, green bell peppers and scotch bonnet (I love my heat). Include a bunch of fresh herbs, I used Basil, Thyme and Parsley. You can use dry herbs, personally I'll only use freeze dried herbs cos they dont turn brown.  

Heat a little oil in a pan and saute the onion on a low heat till transparent. Add the veggies and cook for a few minutes. Dont overcook [unless you like that way] as they will cook futher in the oven.
Next make up a cake recipe of your choice. I used a very basic cake recipe. Divided equally into cake cases.
Top with cheese of your choice. I love mild cheeses as they dont have an overpowering taste such as maure cheese.
Top each case with the veggie mix. Making sure you have agood balance of colour. Bake for 15-17 mins.
The aroma was amazing and they came out better than I expected. They were delicious too; the sweet cake at the bottom and savoury topping combo wasnt so bad. It reminded me of when I was growing up and my Mom bought me a savoury pancake, YUM! ;D. 
I would love to try this recipe again; experimenting with a combination of veggies and herbs.


I would also love to hear about your wierdest cupcake recipe. 
Till then Happy Baking and God bless.

I searched the web for similar recipes and below are a few links:



Picture of Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes Recipe
Savoury lamb cupcakes recipe
Check this out, now thats what i call a savory cupcake:  
Savoury lamb cupcakes : http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/
Welsh Rarebit Muffins Recipe [adapted from Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson]






2 comments:

  1. eek. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but I'm not really keen on trying a French Toast and Bacon or lamb cupcake.

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  2. I know what you mean. I pride myself on willing to taste anything once but one has to draw the line somewhere ;D

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