MINI MUFFIN TRAY MARVELS
QApart from muffins and frittatas, what else can I make in a muffin tray?
AFrom mini tartlets to lasagne, you can make a range of goodies in a muffin tray, but keep in mind that the baking time will not be the same as that for a regular pan.
My favourite food cooked in the muffin tray is mini gratin. Here’s how I make them. Finely dice 400g of Desiree potatoes and 300g of sweet potatoes. Finely chop 175g of beef bacon too. Thinly slice one red onion, crush a clove of garlic and cut 200g of Brie into very small cubes.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion and bacon and sauté for 5 minutes. Then add garlic and sauté for a minute or until aromatic. Add about 150ml of chicken or vegetable stock and simmer for a couple of minutes. Stir in the potatoes, Brie and 2 tsp of chopped fresh thyme.
Lightly grease an 18-hole muffin tray and spoon equal portions of the mixture. Drizzle about 150ml of cream on top and bake for not more than 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Let it stand in the tray for 5 minutes. Serve as an appetiser.
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