Thursday, 30 August 2012

Cheese & Ham Muffins

Last week I picked up a supermarket recipe card for these savoury muffins and it reminded me that when DS was little and just learning to eat, I used to make lots of savoury muffins for him in the hope that he would think he was eating "cakes" while he was actually getting some goodness inside him!  For the most part it worked too. 

Now times have changed and this week I am packing him a lunch box for his swimming club.  Last night I whipped these up and today I am sending DS off with two of these, and they look quite yummy!

Ingredients (makes 6)
125g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 egg
150ml buttermilk
25g mature cheddar, grated
25g ham, torn
50g courgette, grated

Sift the flour, baking powder and paprika into a mixing bowl.  Whisk the egg & buttermilk together in another bowl then fold into the flour mixture along with the cheese, ham and courgette.  Mix well and grind in some black pepper.

Divide the mixture into 6 muffin cases and top with a sprinkling of grated cheddar.  Bake at 180 (160 fan) for 30 mins.

These should keep for a good few days in the fridge, and always freeze well so you can make them ahead.

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