BACON AND SALSA MUFFINS

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Since I was bored (yeah took a break from the assignment rut) and hungry, which is me most of the time, I decided to bake some Muffins. Just with a slight twist to the usual Bacon and Cheese Muffins. I added some HOT Salsa to give it a bit of a kick.

Its quick and EASY as pie. Except why do people say that? are they referring to Pi, which I know is easy to know the number and why it exists or where it comes from. But both are easy to understand and consume but tedious to do. Anyhow I mean literally these muffins are easier to make than PIE.

All you need is: 5 slices of bacon, 2 cups plain flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, 3 tsp baking powder,1 tsp soda bi carb,2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup cold butter, 1 cup shredded cheddar and/or parmesan cheese, 200 ml Hot Salsa (which you can make from scratch or use a ready made one which is what I used) and 1/2 cup buttermilk.

Fry the  chopped bacon on medium heat till golden brown and crispy.

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Mix all the dry ingredients together, using your fingertips combine the chilled butter. Then add the cheese and bacon.

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Add the Salsa and Buttermilk, stir until moistened and sticks to your fingertips.

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Using and ice cream scoop dollop the mixture onto a prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart, or cupcake cases whatever you wish.

Bake at 180 degrees, for 15- 20 min until the muffins are golden brown on top, or until a tester comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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Zuchinni Balls Recipe

2 zucchinis

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, grated

1 tbsp. garlic paste

1 tbsp. ginger paste

2 tsp anise seed, crushed

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

3 tsp salt , add to taste

2 tsp ground black pepper, add to taste

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

4 tbsp bread crumbs

1 egg

1 cup SR flour, add more if needed

Oil for frying

Method

  • Drain excess water from grated zucchinis, onion and carrot and combine together.
  • Add garlic and ginger paste to mixture.
  • Then add crushed anise seed, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, pepper and cheese.
  • Then add lightly beaten egg
  • Gradually add flour and keep mixing till you have soft, wet dough that sticks to your hands.
  • Set aside for 15 mins
  • Heat oil to 180 degrees, form even size balls and drop in hot oil.
  • Fry on medium heat till golden brown