Stilton, Walnut and Pear Mini Muffins

Stilton, Walnut and Pear Savoury Muffins

So lately I’ve been challenged with baking various sweet things which has been great because I have a fairly sweet tooth and  I love cakes, chocolates, ice cream..anything sweet, the problem with this is that I can literally hear the seams of my jeans giving way as I type.  So as a different challenge my work colleagues ( thanks guys!) challenged me to make savoury muffins.  This raised quite a few eyebrows as you can imagine …’muffins can’t be savoury’ people cry!,  ‘That’s just weird’ others would say and to be honest after my first attempt I would’ve agreed.  A feta cheese and red onion muffin, was interesting but didn’t quite hit the mark.. it really didn’t have the punchy flavour I was looking for.  So I thought I would try a Stilton, walnut and pear muffin.  This recipe is so quick and easy, make them as bite size mini muffins and it will not feel too heavy and is perfect with a little bit of plum chutney.  This recipe make 24 mini muffins.

stilton pear muffin
Stilton , Walnut and Pear Mini Muffins

 

Ingredients:

  • 340g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 170g Stilton or any blue cheese, broken into small bite size pieces.
  • 120g Greek yoghurt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g walnut pieces
  • 2 pears , peeled and chopped into small pieces.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C and grease the muffin tin with butter and flour lightly ( i like to use melted butter and pastry brush)
  2. Sift the flour , baking powder and salt into a bowl, then scatter in the Stilton, Pear and walnut pieces and mix well.
  3. In a jug whisk together the milk, yoghurt and eggs and then pour into the dry mixture.
  4. Using the a large metal spoon fold the mixture until just combined and all the dry ingredients are moistened. No need to over mix it.
  5. Spoon into the mini muffin tins and bake for about 20 – 22 minutes or just until risen and golden brown.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy with a plum or fig chutney.

Top Tip : Add a little honey if you like a little more sweetness.

Stilton, Walnut and Pear Mini Muffins
Stilton, Walnut and Pear Mini Muffins
 

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