For my first post I decided to tackle Craftsmen & Wolves’ infamous Rebel Within. Which is the food equivalent of Kim Kardashian on Instagram (Except it doesn’t stand naked in the bathroom and take pictures of itself). Because recently Eater published an article revealing the secrets behind this modern day Easter egg hunt. Rather than coloring eggs and hiding candy in plastic shells, why not hide them inside a savory muffin this year?
When I first started this adaptation I figured it’d be an easy slam dunk. But I was to be proven wrong. My first speedbump came when I learned that not all muffin pans are equal. Which meant that baking time will be different than egg-pected. It took several trials and many sacrificial eggs to find the egg-act cooking time. One that not only preserved the still gooey yolk but gave enough time for the batter to set.
After going through this egg-ercise, I won’t be adding the Rebel Within into my usual baking rotation. While I like the idea of a savory breakfast muffin, these rebels were egg-spensive. Not only did it require close to a dozen eggs, but also three types of cheeses! It’s creator even uses crème fraiche, which is egg-stravagant and unfortunately reminds me of Randy’s obsession with it in South Park. Also by the end of all this, I couldn't stand to see let alone eat another soft-boiled egg. At least for awhile.
Verdict: Like any Internet celeb this one is better left admired from afar.
Adapted from Craftsmen & Wolves
Makes 6 cakes