#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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