Pea, Ham And Cheese Muffins

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Serves: 12



  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 200ml full fat milk

  • 100g frozen peas

  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs

  • 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper

  • 300g plain flour

  • 75g cheddar cheese

  • 1 pinch dry mustard powder

  • 100g boursin cheese

  • 50g cooked ham, diced

  • 1 knob butter, for greasing


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

2.Prepare a 12 hole muffin tin by greasing well with butter. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and blanch the frozen peas for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water.

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and dry mustard powder into a large mixing bowl, and add the salt, freshly ground black pepper and mixed herbs or chives.

  2. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg with an electric whisk and add the boursin cheese, whisking until the cheese has broken up and combined smoothly with the egg.

  3. Whisk in the milk, and then, using a wooden spoon, stir in the peas and ham.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix lightly and quickly to combine.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the greased muffin tin and sprinkle the top of each muffin with grated cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and firm to the touch.

  6. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm with butter, as a light lunch with a cheese omelette, or as a savoury snack. These savoury muffins are also ideal for a lunchbox or picnic.

Additional Information

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Lunchbox

  • Snack

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Budget

  • cake

  • Kids can help

  • Kids party

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