Or in my hubby's and my case, take to work and heat and watch our coworkers "drool" at the aroma and visual delight!! (they did too) ;-)
Above is one of them. This is an adoption of one of my ultimate favorite authors Joanne Fluke's. Her "Hannah Swensen" mystery series are chock full of amazing recipes, and also quite comical detective work!! It's easy and fun reading that will leave you running to your kitchen to make her dishes. This is how this dish came about.
That being said, I have "lightened" this recipe quite a bit, well actually a lot! My intentions were to make it a wholesome, good for you recipe, that is absolutely delicious and satisfying!! One you will be happy to give to your family!!
Hope you enjoy the variations as much as we do!!
Here we go:
1lb bacon cooked (I used turkey bacon in this picture)
3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
2-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
1 dozen (12) small eggs
Cook your bacon till almost crisp but not quite, you still want it pliable. Place on paper towel lined plate and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400F.
In a medium size bowl, sift your dry ingredients together, including the sugar. Set aside.
In another bowl, add your wet ingredients. Pour your wet ingredients into the dry and mix well, the batter will be slightly lumpy. Spray your muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin with batter to measure halfway full.
Using your bacon make a little coral inside the muffin tin, this will be your fence and guideline. Gently break your egg on top of the batter and INSIDE of the bacon coral. That is why it's important to use small to medium eggs.
Using a tbsp measure now, use the leftover batter to gently cover the egg. The batter will spread and puff, so just ensure the egg is covered. That was it, how easy right?
Bake for 22-25 till lightly golden. Let cool a few minutes in the tins, then remove onto cooling rack to cool all the way thru. Store in an airtight container in the fridge... these don't last long, TRUST ME!!!
Yield: 12 regular muffins or 8 ex- large
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi