Ham and Cheese Muffins

I always feel it's a pity that we don't talk much about the savory bakes and equate baking with desserts on its own. Personally I prefer the savoury over sweet any day and everytime I tell someone about a savory muffin they stare a my face with a blank expression, an expression that says you gotta be kidding me

Ham and Cheese Muffins

But then I assure you if you if you get to making savory muffins with their cheesy goodness you will never crave for the sweet variety again (ok may be never is an exaggeration, let's settle on almost never)

I discovered these Ham and Cheese muffins some years ago as an interesting alternative to the standard Ham and Cheese sandwich. It has all the flavours of the sandwich yet quite distinctive due to the muffiny texture.

Ham and Cheese Muffins

These Ham and Cheese Muffins are perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or to be served as a part of your brunch menu with a glass of wine, who doesn't like to be served some baked goodies with brunch tell me. I have made these so often now that it is ridiculous that the recipe is not on the blog (so many of these recipes and I am trying to post them all, promise :D ) and it is so common in our house that even the child said I know what you are posting for H when he heard about the A-Z of baking. "Ham and Cheese Muffins" he squealed in delight and I knew this is what it had to be

Ham and Cheese Muffins
I always feel it's a pity that we don't talk much about the savory bakes and equate baking with desserts on its own. Personally I prefer the savoury over sweet any day and everytime I tell someone about a savory muffin they stare a my face with a blank expression, an expression that says you gotta b...

Ham and Cheese Muffins

Summary

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  • Coursebrunch
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield6 s 6
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Smoked Pork Ham
1 cup
Grated gouda cheese
1 cup
Crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup
Egg
1
Water
1 cup
All purpose flour
1 cup
Dried basil
1/2 tsp
Baking powder
1 tsp

Steps

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C and grease or line a muffin pan. This recipe yields 6 largish muffins so if your pan is smaller, you will get 8-10
  2. Chop Pork into small cubes. Keep aside.
  3. Whisk one egg with one cup water. In a separate bowl mix together, both cheese,ham, flour, basil and baking powder.
  4. Using a spatula, mix together the egg mixture with the dry ingredients till incorporated. Don't over mix.
  5. Pour in the muffin pan and bake for 12-15 minutes till a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Serve with pesto and ketchup and may be a glass of red wine

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