Yesterday while I was dismantling and cleaning the vacuum cleaner, ( you thought I had a glamorous life? HA!) I was thinking of what I could bake that was different but delicious to serve with hearty winter soups and stews. My poor, overly taxed brain kept spinning in circles and coming back to onions. But raw onions in a baked product just didn’t set well with me. And then, like an epiphany it came to me! Caramelized onions! And not in a biscuit, but baked into muffins. With Herbs! Sweet, sweet unctuous, tender onions that started out raw and strong and cooked forever until they melt into a golden brown buttery mass.
Oh Yum! Then tucked into a light muffin mix scented with rubbed Sage and Thyme. I thought “Oh boy, if these turn out good, I’ll even pat myself on the back!” Guess what? Sometimes I amaze myself. These are unbelievably scrumptdiddlyishish! I had 2 of them for dinner last night and had to stop myself from eating more. Hot from the oven and slathered with butter, I was in muffin heaven! Dan will be home from Paris tonight and I can’t wait to hear his opinion. I’m betting he gives them 2 thumbs up.
Savory and sweet Caramelized Onion and Herb Muffins
Caramelized onions are easy to make, but definitely time consuming. Set aside a good hour to cook them down and don’t try to hurry the process or you’ll risk ending up with a burnt mess. ( Don’t ask me how I know that.) Once the onions are ready, it only takes minutes to put the muffins together and then 20 minutes to bake.
So….let’s go build some Muffins!