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Cheese and ham muffins

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Cheese and ham muffins
Cheese and ham muffins
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These cheesy muffins are a great after school snack and they couldn't be easier to make. Just add cheese and ham to a basic muffin mix for a delicious savoury snack

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of ham
  • 190g Cheddar cheese
  • 75g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml milk
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • teaspoon paprika
  • a pinch of sea salt

Use blue cheese and parma ham for a posh treat

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin.
  2. Cut the ham into 1cm chunks, and grate the Cheddar or chop it roughly.
  3. Cut the butter into pieces. Beat the egg in a bowl with the milk.
  4. Sieve the flour, paprika and salt into a large mixing bowl, and rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the ham and cheese, then pour in the egg and milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Spoon into the muffin tin and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool.
This recipe is taken from Leon 2: Naturally Fast Food which is published by Conran Octopus and available in all good book shops and online.

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