Recipe: savoury muffins


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This is something I hadn’t ever come across till I came to New Zealand, it’s a great idea though. You get the muffin, without the sugar! Very flexible recipe and additions can be almost anything you like!

INGREDIENTS
1.5 cups self raising flour (or regular flour and one teaspoon of baking powder)
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
200 gm cheese (a little less is ok, you can alter this to a cheddar/blue cheese mix, and fresh parmesan is also recommended).
Savoury fillings: caramelised onions, chopped up cooked chorizo, spinach, roasted red pepper, roasted pumpkin/kumara, feta cubes. You can add almost anything you like.

METHOD
Mix the dry ingredients, this includes the cheese and savoury fillings. Mix carefully to avoid mashing all the ingredients together. You can add a pinch of paprika or black pepper to the mix to taste.

Mix the wet ingredients well.

Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Don’t over mix, it should be a stiff mixture.

Spoon into greased muffin tin, garnishing the top. (A slice of tomato and some grated cheese works well, as do pumpkin seeds)

Cook at 190 degrees celcius for 20 minutes or until muffin coloured.

MAKES 12 muffins
Prep Time 45 mins Cooking Time 20 mins

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