Cheddar Cheese and Garlic Muffins
- 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tb. sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 Tb. light oil
- 1 cup sharp Cheddar Cheese, coarsely grated
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley or chives
In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, blending well. In a separate bowl beat the egg, buttermilk and oil together. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients with light, quick strokes until just combined. Fold in the cheese, garlic and parsley or chives. Fill muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake muffins 20 to 25 mins. Serve hot.
These muffins are perfect with a hot bowl of chili.
The Inimitable Garlic
Garlic, is a member of the onion family, is so ancient that its origins are uncertain. It was known to the Chinese in 2000 B.C. and has been used both as medicine and food by them ever since. Garlic is the soul of many aromatic dishes.
~Adapted from Quick Bread, Soups & Stews