Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spicy Salami and Potato Mini Muffins

I knew it from the first moment I laid eyes on these mini muffin cases, that yes, they would be mine and at this time of the year when entertaining becomes a full time occupation, these cases would prove to be quite handy.

mini muffin cases© by Haalo

When you're searching for finger food ideas that aren't over complicated or time consuming then mini muffins prove an ideal solution. Savoury or Sweet and housed in these cases, they won't just taste good, they'll look good too.

This time savoury muffins are on the menu and I'll be using them to temper the fire of this spicy Cacciatore salami.


Unfortunately, not everyone likes spice but using it as a muffin ingredient, the heat is muted, leaving a hint of warm behind. Adding grated potato to the dough makes it extra moist and the combination of cheese round off the flavours nicely.

Spicy Salami and Potato Muffins© by Haalo

Spicy Salami and Potato Muffins

200 grams self raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
60 grams finely diced salami
2 spring onions, finely sliced
120 grams/1 small potato, grated & squeezed of any excess moisture
30 grams grated Parmesan
70 grams grated Cheddar
1 egg
100mls milk

Sift the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Add the salami and spring onions & gently stir through. Sprinkle over the grated potato and stir again. Next add the grated cheeses and give another quick stir to ensure the mixture is evenly distributed.

In a small bowl, lightly whisk together and then pour into the dry ingredients. Stir gently and until the mix has just incorporated - it's important not to over-mix.

Use a small ice-cream scoop to divide the mixture into the muffin cases - filling them about three-quarters full. How many muffins you make will depend on the case size - a dozen regular sized and more than 2 dozen minis.

Spicy Salami and Potato Muffins© by Haalo

Bake in a preheated 160°C/320°F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes (depending on size) until golden and cooked through.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.

Spicy Salami and Potato Muffins© by Haalo

You can serve them in their wrappers or out, warm or cold, with some sour cream or butter or just plain as they are.


  1. Where did you purchase those muffin cases?? I love them! The muffins look scrumptious!

  2. Oh wow, these muffins are beautiful, I like the idea of grated potato!!! I bought some Spanish Chorizo yesterday, I have just found an excellent use for it!!!!

  3. Oh what a great combination! They must be really yummy!

  4. Lovely muffins and gret idea those kitchen papeer wrappers! Think I will copy it, I was planning parmesan and pistachios muffins and I'm sure they will look more gorgeous.

  5. how did u come up with such perfect savory muffin!
    looks and sounds divine!

  6. What an interesting combination for a muffin. Sounds delicious!


  7. Thanks Marillyn - I bought them at Essential Ingredient, will look for the brand next time I'm there

    Thanks Nina - oh chorizo would be delicious!

    Thanks Chocolaty - they disappeared really quickly

    Thanks Cindy - I'm sure they will be brilliant

    Thanks Lulu - i just love savoury muffins

    Thanks Paz - it's great for lunch, makes a change from sandwiches

  8. This is something new for me! Thanks for sharing! The muffins are so beautiful! Perfect! I wish I could make muffins that beautiful!

  9. I love those muffin cases. Could you send me the item number so that I could make an online order from the store? I live in the US . Those muffins look tasty!

  10. If you live in the US, you can buy these cases from Novacart - www.novacartusa.com
    Look for the Tulip Baking Cups.


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