Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cheesy Beer Muffins + Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway


Featured Ingredient: Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 














I can’t believe I have not yet used whole wheat pastry flour as a featured ingredient. How I love WWPF.

Milled from lower gluten soft wheat, whole wheat pastry flour produces less “heavy” baked goods than regular whole wheat flour which is gleaned from hard wheat. This means that whenever a recipe calls for nutritionally inferior all-purpose flour (and there are still many that do), I almost always use whole wheat pastry as a 1-to-1 substitute with very good results. Case in point: These savory cheese beer muffins. The carbonation from the beer contributes to the leavening (i.e. rising) of muffins. Make sure not to use a beer with a lot of hops such as IPA when baking as it can impart a bitter flavor. Infused with cheesy goodness, they are a wonderful muffin to take to the office for a healthy snack.

Whole wheat pastry flour is popping up in more and more stores. But if you can’t find it and want to give this recipe a shot, I’ve got good news. It is time for another Muffin Tin Mania product giveaway. The kind folks over at Bob’s Red Mill would like to award one of my readers with some of their whole wheat pastry flour to try out in the kitchen. 
















To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post that says “Bob, you are the man” along with some way of identifying yourself such as your initials, name or email address and I will use this online tool to randomly select a winner. I’ll announce the winner next Wednesday September 12th, so if you entered write the date down on your calendar and check back in then for a chance to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Congrats to Katherine who was randomly selected as the winner. Katherine, just use the contact button above to send me your shipping details and I will get some of the good stuff from Bob's Red Mill sent to you.


Cheesy Beer Muffins














2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups wheat, lager or pilsner beer
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, thyme, and salt. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg and whisk in beer, oil and garlic. Add wet ingredients to dry and fold in cheese. Divide among 12 standard sized greased or paper lined muffin tins. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out nearly clean. Let cool several minutes before unmolding. Serve warm. 

26 comments:

  1. Bob, you are the man!! I've tried other Bob's Red Mill products, so will have to look out for the WWPF.
    Eve

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  2. Bob, you are the MAN! Bob helps me make food that my wheat-allergic sister can eat, Bob helps me make more healthy muffin treats. Thanks Bob!

    ~Rebecca LL

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  3. “Bob, you are the man” & I ♥ Bob's Red Mill products...from aardvark19562002(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Bob, you are the man! Can't wait to try the Cheesy Beer muffins. dcmmbc

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  5. Bob, you are the man! Can't wait to try the cheesy Beer muffins. dcmmbc

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  6. Bob, you are the man! I love using BRM product's.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Bob, you are the man!!

    Suzan E

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  8. Bob, you are the man!

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  9. Bob, you are THE man! The muffins look delish - love your products and have cooked with many of them!

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  10. Bob, you are the man! I love Bob's Red Mill!

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  11. Bob, you are the man! I love Bob's Red Mill! Tp
    sugarcookie1965@comcast.net

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  12. Bob, you are the man! We love your products in our house.

    meg6784 at gmail dot com

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  13. Bob, you are the man! Love Bob's products.

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  14. “Bob, you are the man”... no really, combining beer and muffins YUUUUMMMMM

    Kristen W.

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  15. “Bob, you are the man” ~ Connie Sue!

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  16. Bob, you are the man. And Matt so are you. I love your book and the recipes here.

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  17. Bob, you are the man! I love bob's red mill!!

    Amanda R

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  18. Bob, you are the man! Going to give this recipe a try.

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  19. "Bob, you are the man" This would be great for teachers breakfast!!jm_holderby@att.net

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  20. Yo Bob, you are the man! I'm hooked on your coconut flour!

    katherine d.

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  21. Bob, you are the man! I love me some Bob's Red Mill in every shape and size.

    -Renee M

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  22. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Congrats to Katherine who was randomly selected as the winner. Katherine, just use the contact button above to send me your shipping details and I will get some of the good stuff from Bob's Red Mill sent to you.

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    1. Hi Matthew! I tried to use the contact button to send you my shipping info, but it says "the page you're looking for on this blog does not exist." Please let me know how to contact you so I can claim my prize! Thanks!

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  23. Thanks for bringing this to my attention Katherine. I'll have to fix that bad link. In the meantime, feel free to send me your details via:
    http://www.mattkadey.com/contact.html

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