CCCC #3 - Tomato, Basil, & Mozza!

Baking By Melvira Updated 16 Sep 2008 , 11:19pm by Meemawfish

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:08am
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Fiddle! I agree with you completely!! I was so excited to try these. I made pasta with chicken and garlic basil white sauce. Yummy! And the muffins to go with. The batter smelled wonderful and looked wonderful. Mine looked exactly like yours and they were very moist. I didn't baste them with the garlic butter but I did put some on after I tasted it without. I think they could be very yummy with some additions and less basil. Or maybe with the basil chopped really finely. DH ate 2 of them. I just tasted one, didn't like it and didn't finish it. I would give it 3 cuppies as well. DH says that he liked the flavor but not the texture. I'm glad I tried them and I look forward to hearing more reviews... icon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:50am
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Michelle104.. My guess is that they will turn out for most everyone . And if you like that more of a bland taste, these will be for you ! Im looking for that knock your socks off recipe, thats a real keeper in cupcake or muffins or hopefuly both!
I ate only 1/2 of my warm one ( recipe says to serve warm ) and I tried a cool one thinking that maybe after it cooled it had more flavor but no, it tasted just the same to me !
They look so delicious that you really expect them to have a real burst of flavor,and when they dont its kind of disapointing!

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:09am
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Yep...I know what you mean. I think I just really expected them to taste like they sounded and as wonderful as the batter smells! MMMMMM!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif

Meemawfish Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:31am
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Okay Fiddle and Michelle since I'm making mine tomorrow do they taste at all like the garlic cheese bisquits you get at Red Lobster? I hope so. icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 11:53am
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Meemawfish..Sorry But thats a NO !
Not at all, I love those garlic cheese bisquits you get at Red Lobster.
But who knows you might really like these, they are a vey different flavor,I think anyway .
Theres going to be someone that tries these and really likes them, maybe it will be you ?
Let us know!

Meemawfish Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 12:26pm
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I'm going to give them a go on Wednesday will let you know. Thanks Fiddle. icon_biggrin.gif

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:22pm
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I wonder what we could add that would make them taste like the cheddar garlic....I didn't really taste the cheese in them at all. I'm not very good at tweaking baking recipes, although I'm not afraid at all to just wing it with regular food. Why is that do you think??? icon_confused.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:31pm
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Well for starters I think we need some cheddar and garlic ! LOL!
And NO I didnt taste any of the mozz cheese in them either !
Lets just go to Red Lobster and get a few orders of their bisquits !
Ok Im already to see what the next choice will be !

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:35pm
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me too! has anyone gotten the honors yet??

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:37pm
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Not that I know of ! This one isnt up till the 17th.
I want to see what MEL thinks of these . Maybe she will be the one to love them .

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:39pm
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Gee wiz guys, I haven't tried them yet. Now I'm afraid to try them. icon_sad.gif

stsapph Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:42pm
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Still wanna try just to see what they need than I will try again till I get then nice and cheesy!

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:49pm
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GrandmaG... give them a try ! Remember how you loved the carrot ones and Mine where a big flop ! Its just a matter of taste thats all. You might love them. Im sure some one will, they are just beautiful and very moist, and rise and bake up just so perfect. Its a shame they are so bla !

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:53pm
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They really are beautiful! icon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 2:53pm
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I have no idea ! I add by taste so I would add and then taste the batter,as far as the garlic goes that is
For the cheddar I would at least 2x the amount that was already posted I think it was only 1/2 cup ?
I might even go for 1 1/2 cups . I would want them real cheesy !Then again I would go by what the batter looks like as I add the cheese to .Sorry ! I cook everything that way . I still think they would be good with some sweet Italian sausage added to.

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:22pm
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I think you're right about the sausage too. That would add a little bit of fat and that ALWAYS helps to add flavor. Heaven knows I have enough tomatoes left so maybe I'll try them again in the next couple of days. icon_lol.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:27pm
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Oh And less basil for sure ! Well unless it wasent so strong with all the new additions ?

frstech Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 4:21pm
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Ya'll are making me not want to try the recipe the way it is written, icon_cry.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 4:53pm
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Thats the idea of the club to have everyone try it and see what we all think !
Or you could skip it and wait to see what the next choice is ?

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Oh And less basil for sure ! Well unless it wasent so strong with all the new additions ?




I just lightly chopped my basil. Do you think it would make a difference if it was like minced or something like that??

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:13pm
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I'm still going to make them this afternoon and I plan on chopping the basil up pretty good! Will let you all know!

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:18pm
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Mine was fresh out of my garden, That I had let dry out for a few weeks. I had chopped it pretty small.
GrandmaG.. I cant wait to see what you think of them !

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:20pm
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Ok Wheres MEL,???? She should have tried these by now ! I have seen her boppin around on different threads .

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 5:43pm
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OK, I'm in the middle of making these. It doesn't say anything in the directions about the mozerella. I assume being the last ingredient, with the wet ingredients, it is considered a wet ingredient. Or is it supposed to be sprinkled on the top? That might give it more of the cheese flavor.

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 6:07pm
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I mixed my mozz with my dry. Maybe it doesent matter ?

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 6:15pm
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I don't think it matters. I did sprinkle mine on top so I might have wandered away from the original. This is what I found when I googled it. She said to make sure to use a good quality olive oil. She also says to add the cheese with the soup.
http://howtoeatacupcake.net/2007/07/today-i-received-brand-new-copy-of-book.html

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 6:25pm
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Well I had never googled it, I just went with what ever the recipe said and it didnt say where to add the cheese .
As far as the olive oil. I love mine and sautee in it a lot its very flavorful.
Its called Omaggio and its extra virgin olive oil.

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:02pm
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Ok. I made mine and I really like them! I ate one warm. It doesn't have a burst of flavor but more of a biscuit taste. It would be great with cream cheese! I got 14 out of mine and they all turned out pretty big. I chopped my basil in the food processor even though it said not to manhandle it. Loved the sundried tomato texture when eating them! I sprinkled the cheese on top since it gave no directions on how to add it and I liked the texture and added taste that way. I didn't have much of an aroma while baking but definitely got a whiff of the tomato soup when I opened the oven door.
I give this a 3.5 rating because I don't know if I would add it to my recipes but I did like them and would use as a biscuit to accompany a meal not as a muffin which can be a meal in itself sometimes.

Michelle104 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:21pm
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I tried mine warm as well Grandma. Yes, I would definitely describe the texture as more like a biscuit. But i also put my cheese in with the dry stuff. Did you taste the cheese pretty much by sprinkling on top? Or you just knew it was there?

GrandmaG Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:21pm
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Here's how they turned out! I wish we could post them here. I hate to post these on the Home page but it's good advertisement for the CCCC!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1263810

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