and tomato

Apparently, I am now taking requests.

At the end of March Alistair got in touch with a tale of savoury muffin woe. He’d been on holiday to the Antipodes and had enjoyed the fine cafe culture they have down there. But returning to the UK he was faced with a life empty of savoury muffins and scones, and when you’ve got used to eating savoury muffins and scones with a nice flat white every day, that’s a terrible prospect. Could I help with a recipe?

Could I? I’m a neurotic pleaser, of course I could!

It also gave me something to do with the last few sun-dried tomatoes I had lurking at the back of the cupboard. So, a muffin recipe is born and I get to say: “Alistair, Gin and Crumpets has fixed it for you (and you and you).”

Bacon and tomato muffins
Makes 6

8 rashers streaky bacon
250g self raising flour
1 tsp powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
25g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 medium egg
50ml oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes
250ml whole milk
75g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

1 Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190°C/fan oven 170°C. Line a muffin pan with 6 deep muffin cases. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and, when hot, add the bacon. Fry, turning once, for 3–5 minutes or until golden. Remove from the heat and when cool enough to handle, roughly chop.

2 Sift the flour, baking powder and mustard into a large bowl. Add a small pinch of salt with the sugar and Parmesan. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, oil and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients with the chopped bacon and tomatoes. Stir briefly to just mix but don’t over mix – you want it a bit lumpy rather than smooth and completely combined.

3 Spoon the batter into the muffin cases and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and risen. Serve warm. They can be frozen – defrost and warm through before eating if you do that.

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0 Responses to Bacon and tomato muffins

  1. Carla says:

    I heart savoury muffins – Good combo duly noted to help me get some flavour into my breakfasts too 🙂

  2. Gav says:

    Erm if you are taking requests I still want my fried chicken… Please!

    • Gav says:

      However, that post might get me over my lack of love for cakey things. Unsurprisingly I am a sucker for anything which includes pork products.

    • ginandcrumpets says:

      I don’t know how to tell you this.. we barbecued the chicken I’d set aside for frying on Sunday. *hangs head in shame* If it’s any consolation, I know I owe you a fried chicken post and I’ll feel guilty about it until it’s done. I’ll have no rest till it’s up there.

      • Gav says:

        *Heatrbroken* I feel some chicken tax in the pipeline, perhaps you could DHL me some to absolve the guilt?

        Looking forward to finding out your secret blend of herbs and spices

  3. Lizzie says:

    ooh. That looks brilliant – I think making a batch and taking them for breakfast might improve on the misery of dusty muesli eaten deskbound…

  4. Helen says:

    Dusty muesli? Mabs, I am disappointed in you.

  5. alastair says:

    thanks lady. you have indeed fixed it for me. #gathers up ingredients in kitchen. will report back.

    now… as for that flat white….

  6. alastair says:

    they are an absolute triumph. delicious. added a few flakes of chilli into a couple of them too. thank you very much, you are a star.

  7. ginandcrumpets says:

    @Lizzie @Helen Dusty desk muesli is what having an office job is all about. Unless its winter, in which case, the morning queue for the microwave porridge slots is how the day begins.

  8. The Grubworm says:

    These look great, i’m not sure i’ve ever had a savoury muffin, even tho I spent a year in Australia. Surely I must have… Anyhow, great recipe and am looking forward to trying out soon.

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