Breakfast is an arduous job for me as my family is very selective to try a range of varieties (Not Miss Picky Pie but mainly Mr.Pie). The food has to be not greasy and oily. It has to be something simple but exotic and tasty. A food served for breakfast should brighten up the sleepy morning glumness and charge up the spirit. If the girls (read Miss Picky Pie, thankfully Miss Muddly Pie is too little to join the group now) demand something, the man will request for something else. The weekday Breakfast menus are fixed and I don’t have to go under a brainstorming session of what to serve the three musketeers.
Even for the lunch boxes also the menus are sort of fixed. But every weekend, Miss Picky Pie demands something new for her breakfast and she adds an extra cherry on it that I can’t repeat what I have served before. She wants the smell of her breakfast should waft under her nose and work as her wake up call. That will drive her straight to the kitchen to sneak around what special breakfast has been making for her. Motherhood proves to be the toughest job in the world. On the other note, it is also true and I so much believe that food makes a relationship stronger. It has been said that the food cultures often reveals its soul. Different flavours come together effortlessly and create a harmony to build up one’s personal traits. I am glad that Miss Picky Pie is growing up with an inquisitive interest in food and love to explore the variegated food cultures and its tastes. To be honest, Food is actually binding us strong. When we both make dishes together, a melting pot moment surrounds us. We both shares our thoughts, I get to know Miss Picky Pie’s secrets, her feelings etc. It helps me also to study her and to counsel her mind explaining our behavioural consequences that matter to build up a personality.
A part of our family fun moments is giving surprises to each other. It is not possible to buy gifts every day but I try to make it more homely with some delectable surprises. These Cheese Chive Muffins are part of Miss Picky Pie’s surprise breakfast. I personally don’t like complicated recipes which lead to spending long hours in the kitchen. I have two daughters – one is a bit matured but the younger one always needs attention. So I pick up those easy recipes which are not only comprised of fewer ingredients but also take very less time of ones. Now Rosun Pata (That is what commonly known in our local markets rather than chives) or Chives are easily available in Kolkata local markets. I love its intense flavour mainly in my flavoured breads and savoury baked items. I usually collect them from Lake Market. Lake Market has a very fresh and good collection of herbs. This recipe also calls for Parmesan Cheese. I store my annual cheese stack from New Market. I buy in bulk and store them in the freezer. When I buy Parmesan Cheese, before storing it, I grate the block and store in a freezer-safe airtight container. For feta, Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese I cut them into small cubes, wrap them tightly with cling-fling and then store them in the freezer. This helps me to use them in small portions whenever I need. Now try this Cheese Chive Muffins and Enjoy.
I have partially adapted the recipe from The Cookie and Biscuit Bible and halved the given recipe as I wanted to make a small batch. Enjoy the Cheese Chive Muffins recipe.