Cheese and Bacon Mini Muffins

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75 g Smoked bacon, roughly chopped

300 g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

25 g Valsugana Polenta (cornmeal)

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tsp salt

150 g pack Garlic and Herb Boursin

1 medium egg, beaten

300 ml milk

50 g butter or olive oil, plus extra for greasing

25 g Cheddar cheese, finely grated

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1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease two 12-hole mini muffin pans.

2.  Cook the bacon in a non-stick frying pan for about 3-4 minutes until golden.  Drain.

3.  Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and stir in cornmeal, sugar, salt and cooked bacon.  Crumble in half of the Boursin.  Crack the egg into a separate bowl and whisk in the milk and melted butter or olive oil.

4.  Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients, taking care not to over mix.  Pour mixture into pans.  Scatter with grated Cheddar and bake for 15 minutes or until well risen and just firm.

5.  Allow to cool.  Cut in half horizontally then sandwich together with the remaining Boursin.


Makes 24 mini muffins.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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