For this recipe I left Cyprus behind and discovered to my surprise that broccoli originated in Italy!
Broccoli has been so universally adopted that its Roman origin dating to about the 6th century BC is rarely known. Equally surprising is that the biggest world producer of broccoli is not Italy, but China!
Inspiration for this Saffin came from what I think is a classic combination of two bold flavours, broccoli and blue stilton. This very English of cheeses whose 18th century name came from the Cambridgeshire village of Stilton cannot actually be called 'stilton' due to its Protected Designation of Origin which belongs to Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
Broccoli is hearty, tasty and a nutrition powerhouse for few calories, so on its own an excellent diet aid - a good carb, high in fibre, aids digestion, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.
Blue Stilton like other blue cheeses has its own health benefits - its probiotic content improves the health of the digestive tract, plus it's a source of calcium and protein
Broccoli (blanched to retain nutrients)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gluten Free Flour
Gluten Free Baking Powder
Saffins® are savoury muffins, yet so much more!