It’s like the perfect marriage – the yin and yang of food combo, sweet and salty, it’s all your cravings satisfied. Salted Duck Egg and Cheese Muffins is an Ang Sarap Original recipe where muffins are prepared with a Filipino twist using salted duck eggs, cheddar cheese and edam cheese.
Every bite of that sweet warm bread gives you small explosions of saltiness from the salted duck eggs and cheese, it’s the same addictive sensation you get from salted caramel or chocolates with sea salt. For most this flavour might turn them away but don’t judge it until you had tried them. Salted Duck Eggs might sound weird but during that last couple of years this ingredient has been used in many dishes that you had ever imagined, like potato chips, fish skin, ice cream, French toast, Burgers, waffles, Doughnuts, churros and many more. People actually love them and crave for them, in fact that potato chip and fish skin went really viral in South East Asian up until now there is a shortage of supply and people are queuing for it just to grab one. There is only one reason for its success, it is simply delicious.
We had made a list before of what salted duck egg recipes and since them we created more recipes using this ingredient as they really are good in almost everything, now I am preparing for that second list as we had come a long way since that first one. One of the recent salted duck egg recipes we made is our recipe for today, the Salted Duck Egg and Cheese Muffins. A simple sweet and savoury muffin using salted duck eggs, cheddar cheese and edam cheese, a trusted flavour used in bibingka but now in a muffin form.
Roughly chop 2 pieces of salted duck eggs, set it aside.
For the other two pieces, slice each egg into 6 sections making sure each section would have an even distribution of yolk and whites. Set this aside.
Sift together into the mixing bowl all-purpose flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Pour the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and butter.
Mix in low speed until well incorporated. Do not over beat otherwise you muffin will be dense.
Fold in the cheese and chopped salted duck eggs.
Pour mixture in a prepared 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cups, top each muffin with a slice of the salted duck eggs then bake in a 180C preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until risen and just starting to turn golden on top.
Remove from oven, while hot top it with grated edam cheese, let it cool down before serving.