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Cheese and Spinach Muffins

  • 22/11/2004
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 50 min

In England, muffin is a traditional desert made from rising dough, which is most often enjoyed in winter. Muffins can be toasted, spread with butter and jam and served accompanied with hot tea. In the old Victorian times, they used to be sold on the street.

Ingredients

  • 150 g fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 40 g pine nuts, chopped
  • 50 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 150 g fresh cheese (cottage cheese), drained well
  • 200 g flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (6 g)

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Wash the spinach leaves, cut into strips, salt and let stand about 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Mix the egg yolk and olive oil well, using electric beaters.
  3. 3.
    Add in the pine nuts, parmesan, Vegeta Chicken Stock Powder, chives, cottage cheese and drained spinach. Mix well.
  4. 4.
    Combine the flour mixed with baking powder and whipped egg whites, then fold through.
  5. 5.
    Place 2-3 tablespoons in a greased muffin tray and cook in preheated oven at 180 C for about 35-40 minutes.

Serving

Remove baked muffins from the tray and serve hot as an entrée.

Tip

Whip the cottage cheese forming a creamy texture, then add into the mix.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 344 / 1.438 - -
Fat g 20,39 - -
Carbohydrates g 17,68 - -
Dietary fibre g 1,86 - -
Protein g 22,20 - -
Sodium g 4,36 0 0
Vitamin A μg 2.900,66 73 58
Vitamin D μg 23,00 12 12
Vitamin C mg 10,72 14 12
Niacin mg 4,51 32 23
Potassium mg 398,55 11 11
Calcium mg 261,86 26 26
Phosphorous mg 238,95 30 30

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)