Bacon Muffins With Onion And Basil

cooking time
20 minutes

cooking skill
Not too tricky

serves
12 people

Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) dry cured unsmoked back bacon rashers, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 30ml baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs, medium
  • 450ml (¾pt) semi skimmed milk
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped/torn
  • Small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped/torn

Method

Preparation

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ÂșC.

1

Into a large bowl place flour, baking powder and salt.

2

Break eggs into a jug and lightly mix with a fork. Add the milk and mix together.

3

Place the butter into a hot frying pan and add the bacon pieces and onion slices.

4

Cook until onion is translucent and bacon cooked through.

5

Add the cooked bacon and onion to the flour and mix. Add the basil followed by the egg and milk mixture.

6

Fold the mixture together using a large spoon until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

7

Place muffin cases or scrunch greaseproof squares into muffin tins. Fill each muffin case almost to the top with mixture (should make about 18 muffins).

8

Cook in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden.

Serving Suggestions

Serve hot as a lunch, breakfast or snack, or cold for pack lunches or a picnic.