Chorizo, Goat’s Cheese & Thyme Muffins

Goat’s Cheese, Chorizo and Thyme Muffins!

So whilst ploughing through my monthly ‘acquired’ FREE Asda and Morrison’s magazines I stumbled across a recipe that involved yorkshire puddings with chorizo and goats cheese.  Hang on, I thought, that would be tasty in muffins and hence the below recipe surfaced.  Based on a tried and tested recipe which normally requires yoghurt, I always replace this with sour cream as it’s what we generally have left in the fridge needing to be used up following a fajita night!  Enjoy :)

Ingredients

  • 255g Plain flour
  • 2tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 2tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 120ml Sour Cream
  • 180ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 90ml Vegetable oil
  • 80g Goats cheese
  • 100g Spicy Spanish Chorizo
  • Fresh thyme…about a handful worth.

Chorizo chunks can be up to you for size…I like chunky piece for depth of flavour!

Method
  1. Turn your oven to 180 degrees and grease 6-10 muffin tin holes.  You can use paper cases but they may stick!
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together.
  3. In a separate jug whisk your egg and then pour in your sour cream, semi-skimmed milk and vegetable oil.  Stir these all together with the sugar.
  4. Now add the thyme sprigs to the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour the wet mixture in to the dry and stir until is has a thick consistency.
  6. Cut the chorizo in to small hunks and add these to the bowl.
  7. Cut or crumble in the goat’s cheese. Stir until the chorizo and goat’s cheese are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  8. Fill the muffins about 3/4 full and bake n the oven for 20mins
  9. Remove from the oven and place on the cooker in the tins until cool.
  10. Carefully take the muffins from their tin and place on a cooling rack until thoroughly cold.
  11. Devour 1 with a cuppa…and share with friends…or just eat them all yourself nom nom!!!

If you find goat’s cheese too sharp (like Grant :)) then why not substitute it with another cheese of your choice like feta, cheddar or manchego!

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