I waited a week before hitting the ‘urgent’ button and looking around for easy muffin recipes. I found a bunch of interesting recipes, some were eggless, some were butter-less, some required vegetable oil, etc etc etc. I went through about a dozen muffin recipes before I felt I can do this on my own. So I did.
Here are my cheddar cheese muffins. Pretty no? They are really simple to bake. Really!
Let’s get started with flour. I decided to use half all-purpose flour and half wheat flour (atta). You can go with just ap flour but if you decide to use only atta,then try at your own risk.
Now add about 1/4 cup sugar. I wanted the muffins to be equally salty as sweet so I went a bit easy on the sugar. Feel free to add a bit more if you want them on the sweeter side. Oh, and I used brown sugar but white sugar should work perfectly fine too.
Time to bring out the cheddar cheese. I bought them grated. You can buy chunks if you want or if you are in India, you can get Amul cheese cubes but make sure you reduce the salt you add because those cubes are heavily salted.
Add a little less than 1 cup milk to the above mixture. I am sorry for the weird measurements but if you add the whole cup, the batter may get too watery. Add 3/4 cup and then add little by little from there.
Line a muffin tray. If you don’t have muffin cups, just grease the tray with some butter. I’d recommend rubbing the muffin cups with some buter too because my muffins stuck to their cups like they didn’t want to ever let go. It was slightly hard to pry them out.
I had enough batter for 6 muffins and then 2 ramekin-sized muffins. So this amount of batter should make about 10 muffins, regular sized.
The consisteny of the muffin is more spongy and chewy than soft like normal muffins. I loved it with tea and it stored well for a day, though it got slightly more dense than when it was freshly baked.
Here’s the recipe again, all in one place.
Cheddar Cheese Muffins Recipe
Makes 10 muffins
Flour – 1.5 cups (I used 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup wheat flour)
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Grated cheddar cheese – 1/2 cup (you can use Amul cheese cubes available in India)
Egg – 1 small
Butter – 1.5 tsp (use unsalted or if not, regulate salt amount above)
Milk – 3/4 cup and a little more
How to Make Cheddar Cheese Muffins
1. Mix all the dry ingredients well together (upto baking powder in the ingredients list)
2. Add the cheese next and combine well.
3. Then add the agg and butter and mix well to get a sticky mixture.
4. Finally, add the milk and mix well to get a loose batter.
5. Preheat oven. Pour the batter into greased muffins pan and bake in a 200 C oven for about 30 mins. The top will turn a golden brown.
Serve warm with coffee. Stores well for upto a day.