Use Fresh Rosemary from Your Garden

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer, I sure am. Those squirrels are really bothering me though, I can’t seem to catch them and all they do is tease me when I chase them up a tree. The gardens are really great this year. Ed, the chef, thought you might want to try his rosemary muffins using fresh rosemary from the garden. They’re really good! Enjoy!

Fresh Rosemary Muffins

1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
¼ Cup golden raisings
¼ Cup raisins
¾ Cup milk
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1½ Cup all purpose flour
½ Cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Large egg, lightly beaten
1 Cup low fat yogurt
4 ounces cream cheese, cut into ¾ inch cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin pan. Combine rosemary, raisins and milk in a small saucepan. Simmer 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and stir until melted. Let cool (To cool quickly put in fridge for 10 minutes). Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Mix until combined. Set aside. Slowly add beaten egg to cooled milk mixture. When combined, add to dry mixture. Mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into muffin cups only filling ¼ of the way. Place a small piece of cream cheese into the center of the batter in each muffin cup. Top with remaining batter. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown and springy in center. Muffin can be served hot or at room temperature.

Yields one dozen muffins.