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Edam, bacon & sundried tomato muffins

Edam, bacon & sundried tomato muffins

These delicious savoury muffins are perfect for brunch - they combine Edam cheese with bacon and sundried tomatoes. Delicious served warm or cold at a family picnic or in a kid's lunchbox!

Makes: 10 muffins
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

What you need:

  • 100g (3½oz) smoked back bacon rashers
  • 275g (10oz) plain flour
  • 15ml (1tbsp) baking powder
  • 5ml (1tsp) caster sugar
  • 5ml (1tsp) salt
  • 125g (4oz) Edam cheese, grated
  • 75g (2¾oz) sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 30ml (2tbsp) freshly snipped chives
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml (7floz) semi- skimmed milk
  • 75g (2¾oz) butter, melted

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF, 190ºC, gas mark 5. Line a muffin tin with 10 paper muffin cases. Grill the bacon until crispy and chop into pieces. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. Stir the sugar, salt, three quarters of the cheese, bacon, sundried tomatoes and chives into the flour mixture and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and melted butter and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, the batter will be lumpy. Fill the muffin cases and sprinkle the tops with the reserved Edam. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm. Delicious eaten warm or cold.

Handy tip:

Replace the bacon for some cooked diced ham. These muffins are best eaten the day they are prepared, alternatively store in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge.

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