Dawn Foods is giving bakers and caterers the opportunity to expand their savoury, food to go and breakfast offerings with the launch of an easy to use savoury muffin mix.
While consumers love sweet muffins, the trend for muffins featuring savoury ingredients, from cheese to vegetables, to herbs and cooked meats, is growing due to consumers seeking perceived healthier alternatives to sandwiches and pastries. The new Savoury Muffin Mix means operators can now target different ‘day parts’ with muffins; a muffin isn’t just for breakfast, but can be ‘to go’, at elevenses, or with lunch or dinner.
Dawn’s new Savoury Muffin Mix requires only the addition of oil and water to create a finished product with great volume and a moist eating texture. The mix is versatile and cost effective too as it can be used for both savoury and sweet applications, so operators need only buy one handy 3.kg bag for a range of uses. Featuring only natural flavours and colours and made with free range eggs, the savoury mix also does not contain palm oil. Salt and sugar levels in the mix have been kept to a minimum so it can be used with a variety of sweet and savoury inclusions.
Dawn’s Application Chefs have created a series of tasty recipe ideas to give bakers and caterers inspiration on how to use the mix, from Savoury Muffin Pizza slices for sharing, a USA-style Meat Feast Muffin to a Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Savoury Muffin, ideal for serving as an accompaniment to soup.
Try this recipe for Vegetarian Savoury Muffin
1000 g – Dawn Savoury Muffin Mix
300 g – Vegetable oil
700 g – Water
80 g – Precooked onions
160 g – Precooked mushroom pieces
80 g – Precooked red pepper pieces
80 g – Precooked green peppers
Dawn Unishine Plus
For decorating: Sage & Onion stuffing powder (suitable for vegetarians) or peppers and mushrooms
Add the oil, water and Dawn Savoury Muffin Mix into a mixing bowl and mix for 1 min on 1st speed with a beater. Scrape down and mix for a further 2-3 mins on medium speed. Fold in the onions, mushrooms, red peppers and green peppers. Deposit 125gm into muffin wrap cases.
Before baking, brush the tops with Dawn Unishine Plus. Sprinkle the stuffing powder on top or decorate with peppers and mushrooms.
Bake at 190°C for approximately 30 minutes in a multi deck oven, or, at 170°C for approximately 30 minutes in a fan assisted oven.
For more information visit www.dawnfoods.com