This is a fantastic side dish to serve with chicken or fish or pork. You can serve the squash and sweet potatoes without the vinaigrette, but why would you want to? The slightly nutty dressing takes this dish to a whole new level!
These are equally delicious made with regular all-purpose flour in place of the barley flour. Feel free to add 1 tsp cinnamon to the batter, if you wish, although omitting it creates an muffin with lots of apple flavour.
A perfect muffaletta is all about the chewiness of the bread together with the briny peppery flavour of the olive salad with the meats and cheeses. Traditionally this sandwich is not baked, but baking it adds a melty goodness to the cheese and a nice toasty crunch to the bread.