#BEDM Day 5 – Goats Cheese and Red Pepper Thingumies

These are muffins, there are no two ways about it, but every conversation I’ve had has gone a little like this: 

Them: Ooh, whatcha got there? A little muffin maybe? 
Me: Yep, goats cheese and red pepper. Pretty damn tasty. 
Them: DEMON, DEMON! A SAVOURY MUFFIN?? What’s wrong with you? 
So we’re calling them thingumies, ok? 

Make 12 of them, they’re so good. 

Goats cheese and red pepper muffins


You’ll need: 
135g  goats cheese, crumbled

1 red pepper cut into little ish chunks 
300g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. I put more in, I like-a the spicy muffins.
1 tablespoon fresh basil or parsley, chopped. This is why I hate(d) baking, who is going to measure a tablespoon of chopped herbs?? I didn’t and I didn’t die. 
225ml buttermilk
1 medium egg
100 ml olive oil 

Goats cheese and red pepper muffins


Heat the oven to gas mark 5/190C/375F.

Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate, salt and cayenne pepper into a big bowl. Add the herbs, cheese and red pepper and get it good and mixed together. 

Goats cheese and red pepper muffins

Lightly beat the egg, buttermilk and olive oil together in a jug (or whatever container type thing you like really; bowl? Shoe? Not sure it matters too much). 

Stick the wet stuff into the dry stuff and mix gently til it’s all combined, try not to over do it. The mixture’s quite dry, don’t be alarmed. 

Goats cheese and red pepper muffins

Spoon into muffin cases in a muffin tin and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until all golden brown and smelling like heaven in a muffin case. 

Goats cheese and red pepper muffins
I’m trying to improve my camera skills, for every one usable there are a million memory card clogger uppers. Sigh. 

Don’t put them in your face straight away, they burn. The husband and I found out the hard way. You could argue that we should have known this already, being adult humans of some intelligence. You would be wrong. 
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Today’s #BEDM prompt was Cinco de Mayo, you can have this Ultimate Chili Recipe as a freebie. Maybe get some nachos under the grill, perhaps a few tacos? Whip up a bit of fresh guacamole. Mmmm, yeah. Spread that guacamole on there good. 
Ok, I’m back in the room. 

Hope you had a super fun extra day off! What’d you do? 
As always, if you’re #BEDMing leave me your links below. 

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  • These sound phenomenal. Goats cheese is my achilles heel and combined with a muffin sounds like perfection. I’ll be saving this for future use definitely.

  • Don’t tell anyone, but I think savoury muffins tend to be much nicer than sweet ones; sweet ones NEVER taste as nice as they look/sound (in the description, not in actual muffin-munching sound effects). And this from me, the Queen of All Things Filled With Sugar.

    Those look lovely; I’m not surprised you risked the burn. I couldn’t have waited. xxx

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    Oooh yes they do sound & look nice – never had a savoury muffin before!

  • Oooh Michelle, these sound like heaven but I can’t eat goats cheese until I pop my cherub out in November 🙁 Definitely the first thing I’m baking (or doing in advance and freezing, because god knows I’ll not be up for baking afterwards!) My husband cannot grasp savoury muffins, or savoury baking at all. I’ve just about convinced him that not all home baking needs to contain chocolate, but he still turns his nose up if he finds me making cheese scones or herby things (which means more for me…) xx

  • These look lush, M! I love the photo of the goat’s cheese, peppers and herbs–gorgeous. I love savoury muffins. I do a rather nice mushroom and pesto one, but I shan’t offer you the recipe as you’re all unreasonable about poor wee mushrooms!

    We had a foodie day today…we spent the day at the Bristol Food Connections festival thingie. Took Lucas to the junior masterchef demo, and then regressed a little with an I Can Cook sing-a-long before queueing up for the lovely Tom Kerridge. *foodie swoon* I have also just realised that I bought a bag of macarons and Haven’t Eaten Them Yet!!!!

  • Oh man these look good! I love the combination of red pepper and goats cheese (in fact, I love goats cheese full stop) so definitely going to try these out. Lunchtime treats for next week! x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  • Yuuum, these look great! I love love love goats cheese with sweet red peppers. Very lunchbox-proof as well!
    xxx Anne

  • Good to see someone else writes recipes like me.. I did something similar for my Cinco De mayo post!

  • I saw goatscheese and you had me on board straight away… These sound delicious!

    Hmm maybe…

  • There’s nowt wrong with a savoury mufiin! Bacon and cheese are my fave 🙂 xx