Friday, 8 October 2010

Gluten Free Goats Cheese & Red Onion Muffins

I've had a real urge to bake today.  It was just the way I wanted to spend the day, in and out of the kitchen as delicious smells wafted around.  Ideally, I wanted to make bread.  Soft loaves that were flavoured with some nice and savoury.  Marbled with pesto or dotted with cheese.  But gluten free bread is not the greatest (or easiest!) thing to pull off, and I didn't really want an imitation.  Just as my cravings started telling me that I wanted tomato soup for lunch a memory tugged at me.  Cheesy muffins.  When my son was little and starting on solids I would quite often whip up a quick batch of these gluten free cheese & onion muffins for lunch; they were quick and above all tasty.  Just the thing to answer the NEED for a cheesy savoury bake!

Todays muffins were a bit more sophisticated than those I made for a little boys first tastes (although he loved them at the grand old age of not-quote-four).  The recipe is a simple one:

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Muffins
5 ounces of plain flour (I used Doves Farm gluten free)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
4 fl ounces of milk (I used Rice Dream)
1 pack of Capricorn goats cheese
1 small red onion, diced and fried.

Combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet and beat to a smooth paste (its quite a runny mixture).  Add the cheese and onions and stir to ensure they're evenly spread through the mixture.  Divide between 6 muffin cases and bake at GM6 for about 20-25 minutes.

Picture to follow once I've worked out why it won't upload!


  1. please blog some more! I found you while searching for pop biscuits! love your work! check out mine; xx

  2. Thank you Sara! I will try and blog more :) In the meantime if you're on Facebook, there is a group called Bake Off which I am the founder member of and we issue monthly baking challenges that you might enjoy?