Puffed Garlic Muffins


Whether you dip, dunk or smear them in sauce, or prefer to simply sink your teeth into them, these Puffed Garlic Muffins are great to grub on.

Yield: 8 servings

2 eggs, room temperature
1⁄2 cup milk, room temperature
6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 – 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Generously grease 8 muffin cups with bacon grease and place in oven until the fat pops. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and add the milk. Add the garlic. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, thyme and baking powder. Add to the milk mixture and beat until thoroughly blended. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and quickly divide the batter among the greased cups. Fill about half full and immediately return to the oven. Bake 20 minutes without opening the oven. Serve warm.

Recipe provided by The Tennessee Magazineone of Colorado Country Life‘s sister publications.

Want more garlicky goodness? After you baked these Puffed Garlic Muffins, make a jar of these Marinated Basil and Garlic Peppers to try on Goat Cheese Tartines.