Entry for Tasty tools: Muffin Tins

April 28, 2009 at 6:20 am 6 comments

I’m really excited because this is effectively my first EVER entry to any food blogging event. 

It all started because of twitter… One of my tweets happened to have entered a “food blogging event” now what in the world was that supposed to mean?? Something that involves sharing AND cooking? wow. 

Thats when I came across IMBB

Is My blog Burning has a list of all upcoming food blogging events and that’s a great tool really. Just what I was looking for 🙂

Thats when I saw the tasty tools event hosted by Joelen. I thought that is was a really innovative idea!

A lot of food bloggers host events by highlighting different types of ingredients but sometimes we forget how critical the right equipment is to the success of your dish. I’m serious! for instance you may have all the ingredients for a dozen of cupcakes but if you don’t have a muffin tin.. you can’t make them! 😛 I know it may sound like a silly thought but seriously, think about it. I never thought about it either till I came across the Tasty tools event. 

So Joelen highlights one tool or should I say ‘tasty tool’ every month and you have to send in a recipe using that tool. So I made mine. 

To be REALLY honest this is the first time I made these. I practically invented these! 

I happened to visit the taco bell website (do not ask me why) and I saw the “New fully loaded taco salads” 

Here’s the description: A crispy tortilla bowl filled with seasoned ground beef, real cheddar cheese, hearty beans, crisp, shredded lettuce, diced ripe tomatoes, and reduced fat sour cream. 

I read this and basically thought “outside the Bun.”

Whatever I had to do, I had to do from scratch. Taco’s are deep fried and I seriously didn’t need that. Besides using an oven tool I could avoid the frying.

So I deicded to make baked muffin tin Tacos  or should I simply call them Bacos or Macos ?


Macos Recipe

What you need

1 cup of whole flour

1/4 cup rice flour

1 tbs olive oil

salt as per taste

paprika (optn)

water to knead


What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C/320 F
  2. Mix all ingredients and form a soft dough.
  3. Sprinkle flour over a marble top and roll dough untill thin and virtually transparent. 
  4. Use a pastry cutter or a bowl to cut out a circle large enough to fit into your muffin tin. Prick with a fork.
  5. Place the round cut outs on to your muffin tin
  6.  Insert the cut outs into the muffin tin spaces
  7. Bake for 15-20 min till golden brown and crunchy.

Here you have it. Crunchy little baskets waiting for you to fill with something good. 


And some more pics



I filled mine with lettuce, refried beans and sour cream. Heaven 😀




They’re so tiny I couldn’t eat just one…


Maybe another? 



How about some dessert? 

Banana slices with nuttela. 


Ohh yes that was good.

My-eye view 😛


Ok now good bye ..here’s one for you!



Entry filed under: Baking, Mexican, Vegetarian.

Fruit, Nut and Grain bars/whatchamacallit Whats happening to me?

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. momofnine  |  April 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    How cute! Those would make great gifts, too.

  • 2. plutosangel  |  April 30, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Thanks 🙂
    Hey thats a good idea!

  • 3. Miri  |  May 22, 2009 at 5:26 am

    These are absolutely perfect!!! thanks !

    • 4. plutosangel  |  May 22, 2009 at 8:16 am

      Really?? *blush* 😀

  • 5. ramaroo  |  October 5, 2009 at 6:36 am

    These look sooo good 🙂 and also easy to do 🙂

    When I go to Indian restaurants in Kuwait, they always serve crispy tacos like the ones you made but flat. They come with a green sauce which is so yummy. I know that mint is one of its ingredients. Do u know how to do that please?

    • 6. plutosangel  |  October 24, 2009 at 6:08 am

      You mean the green chutney? ohh thats really easy. one part fresh coriander leaves one part mint leaves; green chili; a flake or two of garlic; lemon juice and salt. Whiz them in a food processor all and viola!

      I sometimes puree a whole tomato or some yogurt to sort of reduce the spiciness. South Indians would add desiccated coconut along with the above basic recipe. enjoy!


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