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Red onion cheddar and bacon muffins

Red onion cheddar and bacon muffins

If you’re looking for something different to sandwiches to go with your picnic these red onion cheddar and bacon muffins make the perfect addition.


  • Heat the oven to 200C and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
  • Warm the oil over a medium heat and fry the bacon in it until just crisp.
  • Lift the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
  • In the same fat, sautĆ© the onion until just softened, about five minutes, then set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • In a jug, whisk the eggs, butter and buttermilk.
  • Stir them into the flour mixture with a spatula until just combined.
  • Then fold in the cooled bacon, onion, chives, if using, and two-thirds of the cheese until just evenly distributed.
  • Spoon or scoop the mixture into the muffin tin, sprinkle on the rest of the cheese, and bake for about 18 minutes, until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean,