Monday, March 30, 2020

Beer and Cheese Muffins - #MuffinMonday

How are you coping?  Are you going crazy because you're "trapped" inside? Are you baking all the things to pass the time? I'm doing well. I've left the house once since March 12 and I am perfectly okay with that. I'm a homebody so staying home is fine. What I am not okay with are the people are still taking this too lightly. 

I hoped to spend this time catching up on baking but I completely forgot to check my list of what I needed to bake and shop for those specific items. Now I'm worried about using up too much of my ingredients on passion projects and then needing those ingredients later on for sustenance. Last week I practised empanadas for an upcoming blog event. They tasted great but leaked a lot so I needed to do them over. However, I'm out of shortening. Do I change to a recipe that uses butter and use up my limited butter? Or just not participate? I'm opting to not participate. I hate you Covid-19!

Going to the supermarket is too much of a hassle. The supermarket in my neighbourhood rarely has anything that I need and their already exorbitant prices have increased. The major supermarkets have the ingredients but too many people are standing in a line to get in. They're letting in a ten at a time to allow for social distancing yet people are standing butt to belly outside. 

The idea for these muffins came from looking around to see what I had on hand to whip up muffins. I enjoyed these with a huge bowl of soup and then several times on their own.

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Stay safe!

Muffin Monday

Beer and Cheese Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins


2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley leaves
1 cup cheese (I used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar)
1 cup beer
1 egg
1/4 cup oil


Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line a muffin tin with wrappers.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and white pepper. Add the parsley and most of the cheese. Reserve just a bit of the cheese to sprinkle on top of the muffins.

Whisk the beer, egg, and oil then pour into the flour mixture. Gently mix together until just combined. It will be lumpy.

Divide evenly among to the 12 muffin wells. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.

Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful that you don't mistake melted cheese for raw batter.

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  1. I too, get very upset with those who don't want to take this threat seriously. I love the idea of these muffins and have all the ingredients on hand. I am starting to run low on all purpose flour but have a full bag of whole wheat still.

  2. These are strange times but I am glad you are staying safe, Kelly. I am also confused by the stores that put little Xs so shoppers stay the proper distance apart at the cashier but don't make them keep proper distance as they wait to get inside! That doesn't make a damn bit of sense. Your wonderful beer and cheese muffins are my perfect snack!

  3. The lack of access to groceries in any sense of "normal fashion" is SO incredibly frustrating. Amazon is a godsend - IF you can get a delivery time! These muffins look WONDERFUL!!

  4. This has been pretty unsettling, hasn't it? Just the uncertainty of it all. My brain hurts. I do love your muffins though and do have the ingredients. And I'll drink the rest of the beer.

  5. I like this beer and cheese muffins. I have tried bread and soup never tried it in muffin combo.