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Spinach and cheese muffins

Here's another delicious savoury muffin that is always popular at the Bakery. Most types of hard cheese can be used, so feel free to try different varieties.


  • 30 g butter

  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped

  • 360 g plain flour

  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 250 g Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 220 ml whole milk

  • 1 egg

  • 130 g baby spinach leaves

  • a 12-hole muffin tray, lined with paper cases

Makes 12


Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then fry the onion until cooked Set aside Put the flour, baking powder, cayenne and cheese in a large bowl In a separate bowl, mix the milk and egg together, then slowly pour into the flour mixture and beat with a handheld electric whisk until all the ingredients are well mixed Stir in the onion and spinach with a wooden spoon until evenly dispersed .

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until deep golden and the sponge bounces back when touched A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

( Note - All spoon measurements are level, unless otherwise specified. All eggs are medium, unless otherwise specified. It is generally recommended that free-range eggs be used. Uncooked or partially cooked eggs should not be served to the very young, the very old, those with compromised immune systems, or to pregnant women Ovens should be preheated to the specified temperature. Recipes in this blog were tested using a regular oven. If using a fan-assisted oven. follow the manufacturer's instructions for adjusting temperatures ) .


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