Due to the amazing weather in Perth yesterday a picnic was called for and with my group of uni girlfriends, aka Team Awesome, we headed off to Burswood to enjoy the sun. (Sadly a massive group of people with annoying party whistles had the same idea and if any of the food had been bad I'm pretty sure we would've thrown it at them!)
I volunteered myself for savouries as Miss S & Miss B are the baking goddesses of our group. We had a wonderful array of home made goodies ranging from quiches made by Miss K (the picnic planner) to old English scones (Miss S) with jam & cream of course and finally to-die-for macaroons made by Miss B. I truly to hope that S&B open up a little shop one day because the rest of the world is missing out, plus I'd gladly put my hand up to work there!
So because I usually bake I was at a bit of a loss as to what I should cook. I was contemplating going with fritters but I just couldn't find a recipe that jumped out at me :( So instead I thought I'd try my hand at savoury muffins. Enter 'Super Easy Cheese Muffins' courtesy of ChocolateSuze. I've posted my recipe below (and renamed them) with a few variations.
- 2 cups Plain Flour (all-purpose flour)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 1 1/4 cup milk + extra if required (which I needed after mixing it)
- 1 cup grated cheese (I used Mersey Valley flavoured with basil & garlic)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (chopped)
- 1tbsp black pepper
- 1tsp cayenne seasoning
1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a muffin tray with patty cases. I used a large 12x muffin tray and had enough left over to also make a small loaf in a loaf tin.
2. Chuck all your ingredients into a bowl (or you're KitchenAid & set it on 2/4 for a little bit but not too long) stir all ingredients together. If it gets to dry, like mine, add extra milk. Make sure you don't excessively stir it or the muffins won't be very nice at the end.
3. Spoon them out into the patty cases (if you're lucky enough to own more than 1 muffin tray I'd suggest using 2) and then put it in the oven. If you're making large muffins I'd suggest 20mins, I think I did mine for about 25mins but just keep an eye on them and when they're golden brown take them out.
4. Slather them with butter and gobble them up! Or you can eat them cold but I reckon warm with butter would be yummiest.