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rosemary muffins with ham and walnuts

I have to admit, I´ve been relaxed  and was taking time with regards to writing/translating my german recipes for the blog...You can´t blame me, we have summer here, too hot & humid to be inspired! Crafting and posting are a bit out of  my world right now.LOL!

But wait, I just dragged myself  today  to finish translating this recipe. I know there are some readers of my FB page  Challenging Arts & Crafts  waiting out there for this,  I finally wrote & translated it for the benefit of those waiting this to get posted. 

Rosemary Muffins with Ham and Walnuts


fresh  rosemary ( or 1 tsp of chopped & dried  rosemary)
40 g walnuts coarsely chopped
125 ml olive OIL
1 garlic clove 
250 g  flour 
2 tsps baking powder 
1 tsp salt 
1 large egg 
250 ml buttermilk 
frshly ground pepper 
100 g parmesan or grana padano 
cheese, freshly grated 
125 g of dried cranberry 
rosemary to garnish

                                                          Rosemary twigs

Preheat the oven at 175°C/ 347°F ... brush the muffin tray with butter or margarine or you can use paperforms to line the muffin tray. 

1. Pluck the rosemary needles from it´s twig and chop these coarsely with the walnuts. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and briefly roast the rosemary and walnuts adding the clove of crushed garlic. 

2. Mix the flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.....

Whisk the eggs in another container, add the remaining olive oil and the buttermilk, season with ground pepper.
Add this mixture to the flour stirring constantly to make a smooth batter...then add the rosemary, walnut, parmesan  and cranberrys rapidly among the dough work. 

3. Fill each paper case with 3/4 batter and garnish the top with a thin slice of ham. Bake on the middle rack 25-30 minutes. 

4.  Take muffins out of the oven and let cool on a wire rack. This can be served hot or cold.

Have a great start of the week!