Cheese and ham muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 20 min
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  • 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


    • 6 slices of ham
    • 190g Cheddar cheese
    • 75g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 250ml milk
    • 300g self-raising flour
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • a pinch of sea salt


    • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375ºF/gas mark 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin.

    • Cut the ham into 1cm chunks, and grate the Cheddar or chop it roughly.

    • Cut the butter into pieces. Beat the egg in a bowl with the milk.

    • Sieve the flour, paprika and salt into a large mixing bowl, and rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.

    • Add the ham and cheese, then pour in the egg and milk mixture and mix thoroughly.

    • Spoon into the muffin tin and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

    • Place on a wire rack to cool.

    Top tip for making Cheese and ham muffins

    Use blue cheese and parma ham for a posh treat

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