Steamed muffin with olive and feta

So you think it's impossible to make an entire meal from starter to dessert, simply by steaming? Steam cooking is healthy because it avoids using fats and prevents foods from leaching out their nutrients into their cooking water. In addition, it is also very economical: in no time, and without having to add special ingredients, you will get an excellent result, full of flavour. Nowadays there are many types of steaming cookware. We may think of the steamer as simply designed to cook more than one item at a time, on two levels, but there are also food processors that steam, such as the Thermomix, and more traditional methods such as simple baskets made of metal or perhaps of bamboo as in oriental cookery. Today's recipe is for muffins with olives and feta cheese, made by simple and healthy steam cooking. Sceptical? Well, don't be! Read our recipe and try it with us.


45 minutes Total time
30 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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In a bowl, break the eggs and beat them with a whisk by hand with some salt. Pour in the oil, then the milk and continue to beat with a whisk. At this point sift in the flour and baking powder together. Continue stirring so that everything is well mixed. Add the diced feta and olives. Pour into silicone muffin cups. Place the cups in a basket for steam cooking, and then place the basket in a pan with hot water that doesn’t come up further than the bottom of the basket or the cups. Cover and steam over a high heat for about half an hour, adding more water if necessary. Remove from heat and let the muffins cool before turning them out ..

When you come to fill the cups with the muffin mixture, which contains baking powder, take care not to do so to more than three-quarters of their capacity. As they cook the muffins will rise, partly overflowing their cups and making them slightly deformed.
Feta is a cheese made with sheep's milk. However, you can find this lovely traditional Greek cheese made with 20% goat’s milk.

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