Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Quick recipes : Cupboard brunch muffins

When we are out working around the house, or running off to work early in the morning it's super useful to have a quick microwaveable snack that you can grab out of the freezer, and eat within 3 minutes. I'm really not a fan of fast food on the whole - so I try to find my own alternatives.  Muffins are super easy to make,  delicious freshly baked, and also freeze quite well!
I'm a big fan of the cupboard muffin - which has a little bit of everything and anything in it, and is perfect for using up little odds and ends in the fridge. Here's a basic recipe you can experiment from yourself :

2 cups of flour
1 cup of milk
1 beaten egg
salt & pepper
2.5 tsp baking powder
.5 cup of grated cheese (a fullfat hard cheese like a Beemster or a cheddar)  
8 slices of bacon, chopped up or equivalent amount of bacon bits.
1 cup mixed vegetables : leeks, broccoli, peppers, carrots

Cook the bacon and place off to the side to cool. Use the lovely bacon flavoured oil to gently fry and soften your mixed vegetables. Mix the egg & milk; mix the flour, salt & pepper & backing powder; then combine the liquids with the flour mix and stir. Add in all the remaining ingredients - I aim for a rich coating of the muffin mix over the contents. Pour into individual muffin tray, ( you can sprinkle a little extra grated cheese on top if you want) and put into a preheated oven at 375 degrees. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until a spike inserted in the muffin comes out clean.

Once the muffins are cool, you can bag them up in a ziplock bag and freeze for later use - if you can resist the yummy smells!

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