Recipe

BROCCOLINI® HAM CHEESE MUFFIN TREES

4
Serves
15 MINS
Prep Time
25 MINS
Cook Time
12
Ingredients
Ingredients
Method
  • 2 bunches Broccolini®
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, siftted
  • 2 tbs coconut or raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 2 green shallots, finely chopped
  • 100g ham, chopped
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra light olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • to serve Extra finely grated cheese, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Grease a 12-hole (1/2 cup-capacity) muffin pan.
  2. Drop 12 Broccolini® into a saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook for 2 minutes, until bright green and just tender. Drain well and pat dry with paper towel. Cut them in half crossways, set the flower ends aside. Finely chop 4-6 stems, you need 1/4 cup, set the rest aside (see tip).
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, carrot, zucchini, shallots, ham, cheese and chopped Broccolini® stems in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, oil and milk together, season with salt and pepper. Add to ham mixture, stir gently to combine. Divide evenly among muffin holes. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until light golden and cooked through. Stand in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  4. Carefully make a hole in the centre of each muffin using end of wooden spoon. Insert the Broccolini® and sprinkle with extra cheese. Serve.
Tip:
  1. The trimmed stems are great roughly chopped and added to stir fries, soups or casseroles. Keep them in a snap lock bag in the crisper section of the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. This recipe will make 12