Savoury Ham and Cheese Muffins

IMG_0071 (makes 12) 

The secret to light fluffy scones, when you are densifying them with cheese, is to add yoghurt. The acid reacts with the self raising flour much more effectively.


  • 2½ cups self raising flour
  • ½ cup grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese plus a bit extra.
  • ½ cup diced sweet smoked ham
  • ½ cup diced capsicum
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • A pinch of cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C fan-bake
  2. Lightly grease a 12 pan muffin tray
  3. Put flour, cheese, ham, capsicum, cayenne and onion in the mixing bowl
  4. Beat in the milk, yoghurt, butter and egg.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin pans and sprinkle a little grated cheese on top
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Stand for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.



(My measuring cups are 250ml)


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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