Everyone has food weaknesses - most of us have more than one. I love a lot of random things; popcorn, eggs, grapefruit, chunky peanut butter, broccoli and vanilla milkshakes. Not that exciting, right? Well, here's another: I love muffins. Most of the time, I'd rather eat a freshly baked muffin than a bacon-wrapped beef fillet. In Canada, my favourite is a Morning Glory; raisins, carrots, pineapple and sunflower seeds.
But here in Oz, I've rekindled my love of the savoury muffin. Combining the savoury palate with a warm, buttery baked good, the savoury muffin is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or...maybe a really, really good hangover cure. :)
My absolute favourite flavour combo thus far is from the coffee shop around the corner of James and Kent Streets - The Little Pantry. M and I had one of these the morning after our meal at Pintxo and subsequent drunken pub crawl. The coffee is Di Bella and is a reliable blend, while the pumpkin and bacon muffin is incredible! With salty bacon, sweet pumpkin and a buttery base, it fulfills both the sweet and salty tooth, and provides a filling little snack for those days when you simply can't contemplate making something yourself.
These delights ain't cheap in Oz though;
this snack cost me $8 for a muffin ($4.50) and a long black ($3.50)