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Fine. You know what? Let's go with that. I like it. Sure, he's not ripped Italian male model in a speedo. But, right now, I'll work with anything that doesn't have to do with snow. And, you gotta admit, Mario has one of the most recognizable mustaches on earth. It's about time his manliness gets immortalized in a baked good.
Itsa Me, Mario's Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Muffins
Adapted from Eat Me, Delicious
Makes about a dozen muffins
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomatoes (or olive oil)
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Add the feta and toss until covered. Set aside.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, oil, and eggs. Add milk and yogurt and stir until completely combined.
3) Add the sun-dried tomatoes to the flour mixture and toss again. Slowly mix in your wet ingredients with a wooden spoon until still lumpy, but just combined. Do not over stir!
4) Spoon the thick batter into your lined muffin pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops have just started to brown or your cake tester comes out clean. Enjoy warm.