It is no surprise to anyone who visits here on a regular basis that I am a big fan of muffins. I have over 20 recipes for muffins on this blog alone! So when I was contacted to see if I was interested in reviewing a new cookbook called The Muffin Tin Cookbook I was all over it!
This cookbook is so much more than just muffins! Brette Sember, simply uses the muffin tin to prepare some of your favorites. Everything from Nachos to Pizza to a Triffle, this book has you covered. There are a few traditional muffins thrown in too :) But seriously, this book as 200 recipes all using your muffin tin!
I love a cookbook that has the nutritional information. This offers that for each recipe. And when you are making something in a muffin tin, you know the exact serving size. So you have built in portion control (kind of a must for me).
I tried the Asian Dumplings. This is such a fun idea. I do think the meat needs more flavor though. I would definitely add more soy sauce, and maybe even some chili garlic sauce or Sriracha for some heat. But the idea of making these in a muffin tin is wonderful!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated (I would try 1 tsp)
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbls soy sauce (I would try ¼ cup)
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 24 wonton wrappers
- I would add 1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 Tbls rice vinegar
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbls water
- 1 green onion, chopped (only green parts)
- 1 Tbls sherry
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare 2 mini muffin pans, by spraying every other cup with non stick spray.
- Combine turkey, scallions, ginger, pepper, soy sauce, garlic, and chili garlic sauce (if using). Mix well.
- Brush each wrapper with water (not too much or they get soggy). Place the wrapper in the sprayed muffin cup, and fill with about 1 Tbls of meat. Fold the edges into the center, gently pressing down. Brush with a little more water to help it seal.
- Fill the empty cups about half way with boiling water. Cover the pans with foil. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil, and spray the dumplings with non stick spray. Turn on the broiler, and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- To make dipping sauce whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce.