Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Muffins - SMS

I am creating a bit of a muffin mix up with my SMS post today. Today's SMS recipe is Goat Cheese, Olive and Thyme Muffins. You can find the recipe over at Hanna's Kitchen. Tim doesn't care for olives and a co-worker of mine gave me quite a few pears. I decided to bake the Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Muffins the SMS group baked a few weeks ago. I baked Carmelized Onion, Sage and Cheddar Muffins that week. Confused? It's a three for one muffin recipe post!

The muffin recipe in Sweet Melissa's cookbook is the same for savory or sweet muffins. Most of the SMS bakers would agree, this recipe tends to make a dry muffin. To create a more moist muffin, I've started adding a little more milk or cream and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Also, it's very important to watch the baking time.

These weren't as flavorful as the Onion, Sage and Cheddar muffins. They needed something, maybe a little more cayenne? As well, they didn't brown like I would have liked. I ended up turning the broiler on for just a bit to try and get the nice brown color. If you've never made savory muffins before, give them a try. They're perfect with soups or stews.


You can find the links to the creative savory muffins by the other SMS bakers here.



Happy Halloween!

15 comments:

  1. I love savory muffins so I am happy with any of the subs in this recipe.

    I am off to see your madelines.

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  2. Savory muffins really do sound like a great change. These look delicious.

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  3. The muffins sound really good! Happy Halloween!

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  4. Looks great! I'm planning on making some version of these muffins later today.

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  5. I've never had a savory muffin, but they do sound good. And yours looks delicious. Nice flavors!

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  6. I like your muffin mix up! I found when I made the blue cheese and pear muffins mine were pale in color too. Cute ghost! Happy Halloween!

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  7. I've never made savory muffins, the closest I've come is cornbread. Yours sound really delicious with the flavor combos you made! I'm definitely adding them to my to-make list. Happy Halloween!

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  8. I love all muffins... well, actually I don't like olives so I should say most muffins. Something about them that work for breakfast, snack and with dinner. Very versatile :)

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  9. I love your variation with the pears and blue cheese and walnuts. I remember baking those myself. Quick thinking using the broiler to brown the tops of your muffins too. Brilliant! Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I am so relieved to have a main focus besides baking =), not that I am complaining about being baking obsessed.

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  10. That is too bad you were disappointed! I like savory muffins too!

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  11. I love muffin recipes and I also appreciate the input regarding changes/modifications.

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  12. I'm glad you found a savory muffin you liked. About a year ago I hosted SMS and chose the caramelized onion muffin. Those were indeed very tasty. Thanks for baking along with me this week.

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  13. I have yet to get myself into baking savory muffins I have have to give it a try soon. Especially now that I have been enjoying Fall soups.

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  14. Happy November Julie,

    Your muffins look delish and we love olives, especially Greek! You're right these would be so good with soups and salads. I've copied it, and thanks for sharing.

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