Damn the US Customary Units of Measurement!

I had very little faith that these muffins would actually turn out.  Why?  Well, let me tell you.

Now, y’all know I have two (among many) very bad habits when baking.  The first… I never remember to leave butter out to soften and the second… I don’t read recipes very carefully until I’m elbow deep in batter.

The latter was my downfall (sort of) today.  When I found this recipe it sounded delicious!  So many of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in a delightful, little package.  However upon reading the recipe this morning, I realized that the measurements were in grams and milliliters.  Seriously?!?! I actually prefer the metric system and explain to my students how much easier it is to use than our customary units of measurement.

But when you’re in your “house pants,” listening to Maren Morris, singing and dancing around the kitchen and you realize you have to do some serious math, you begin swearing at yourself for your bad baking habits.  Thank goodness for Siri!

These muffins were amazing!  They would be the perfect side for breakfast or lunch or dinner.  If you dig these flavors, you’ll dig these muffins!

Feta, Rosemary, Onion Muffins (recipe care of geniuskitchen.com)

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INGREDIENTS: (Muffins)
 275g plain flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 225ml milk (Cheese Mixture) 1 tablespoon butter, 1 medium onion (finely chopped), 100g feta cheese (chopped into small cubes), 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, fresh ground black pepper (Eggwash) 1egg (lightly beaten)

DIRECTIONS:  You will need a 12 hole mini-muffin tin. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add in the chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes till its softened and then remove from heat and leave it to cool. Once cool, add in the chopped feta cheese and rosemary and season with freshly ground black pepper (there is no need for salt since feta cheese is quite salty by itself) and give it a good mix. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6/400F/200°C. Next for the muffin base, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. In another bowl beat the egg, then add in the milk and give it a good whisk again. Next, pour the egg mixture into the flour, using minimum number of folding movements (you should finish folding in 15 seconds and ignore the lumps in the mixture – do not overmix). Now gently add the onion mixture into the muffin mixture, folding in, as before, with as few strokes as possible. Arrange the muffin cases into the muffin tins them spoon the mixture into them. You may even spoon the mixture straight into the tins but they will have to be well-greased. Beat the second egg and brush the muffin tops with it. Bake them in the centre shelf of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden. Remove the muffins from the tins and serve immediately.

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