Mini-muffins with chickpeas and Grana Padano PDO Riserva
A recipe sure to please everyone, young and old, these mini-muffins with chick-peas and Grana Padano PDO have the wow factor when arranged on a pretty serving dish... and they taste just as good as they look. An ideal appetiser to share with friends and family.
Difficulty
Easy
Serves
8/10 people
Preparation time
30 minutes
Variety
Pizza and flat bread
Francesca D'Orazio
Ingredients
For 25-30 mini-muffins 
200 g all-purpose flour 
50 g gram flour
10 g yeast 
2 eggs
100 ml milk 
90 ml extra virgin olive oil 
120 g cooked chickpeas blended with 50 ml of their cooking water and two tablespoons of fresh, chopped rosemary 
90 g Grana Padano PDO aged for over 16 months   
Salt 
Butter for greasing the moulds
200 g grape tomatoes, halved
Preparation
Heat the oven to 180°C.
In a bowl, sift the flours with the yeast. Add a pinch of salt. 
In another bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and the oil, add the creamed chickpeas and the grated Grana Padano PDO aged for over 16 months.
Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring well. 
Transfer the mixture to two trays of well-buttered mini-muffin moulds. Place half a grape tomato on the top of each mini-muffin, in the centre.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.