My fiancé doesn’t bake much, but when he does, he makes these deliciously easy little bites of savoury cheesy goodness.
Here he is to tell you how to do it:
I got this recipe off one of my friends, it was hand written in a letter, I suspect the recipe was knowingly simple as I have meagre baking skills. (I can heat up pies like a pro though)
The things you will need are listed below. I suggest you purchase all of them and put them in a heap in front of you before you start baking as nothing sucks more than having to run down the shops for some cheese halfway through making cheese muffins.
2 cups grated cheese
1 ½ self-raising flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
a healthy shake of smoky paprika
1 cup milk
Mix all the dry ingredients, and the grated cheese, together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl whisk the egg and the milk. Pour the egg and milk into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Spoon mixture into greased mini muffin trays, and bake at 210C for about 10-15 minutes. Cool in tins for 5 minutes, then turn on to a wire rack.
Woah ok that was easy! Here’s an action shot of me spooning the sticky stuff in the muffin pan.
- The cheese needs to be tasty cheese, or pizza cheese is also good. The best cheese however is called pizza plus and it’s the best cheese because it’s 3 kinds of cheese; tasty, mozzarella, and parmesan, also known as the ‘Cheese Triarch’ (it’s not really).
- If you have any leftover cheese, sprinkle a little on top of each muffin before putting them in the oven (let’s face it we all have leftover cheese)
- You can make them hammy by adding a good big handful of diced ham or bacon bits (adding bacon bits will make them more bacony than hammy)
- If you want to get really fancy you can also add fresh chopped herbs, if you want to get really really fancy you could add in some myrrh and frankincense (don’t do this).
Everyone loves them, even babies!! Best served warm straight out of the oven, but at room temperature is also fine.