Brought some feta from Greece and I wanted to bake some breakfast muffins with it. As lately I love adding onion almost to everything I looked for a recipe that combined feta with onions 🙂 This is a very simple recipe as you simply mix the ingredients and put them in the oven. The less you work the mixture the better! Loved it! I think I will add some more salt in the muffin mixture and caramelise the onions next time while experimenting with some more spices and herbs!
For the muffin mixture
- 275 g plain flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 225 ml milk
For the cheese mixture
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 100 g feta cheese, chopped into small cubes
- 1/2 tablespoon thyme
- fresh ground black pepper
- For eggwash
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
You will need a 12 hole mini-muffin tin.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add in the chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes till its softened and then remove from heat and leave it to cool.
Once cool, add in the chopped feta cheese and rosemary and season with freshly ground black pepper (there is no need for salt since feta cheese is quite salty by itself) and give it a good mix.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6/400F/200°C.
Next for the muffin base, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl beat the egg, then add in the milk and give it a good whisk again.
Next, pour the egg mixture into the flour, using minimum number of folding movements (you should finish folding in 15 seconds and ignore the lumps in the mixture – do not overmix).
Now gently add the onion mixture into the muffin mixture, folding in, as before, with as few strokes as possible.
Arrange the muffin cases into the muffin tins them spoon the mixture into them.
You may even spoon the mixture straight into the tins but they will have to be well-greased.
Beat the second egg and brush the muffin tops with it.
Bake them in the centre shelf of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden.
Remove the muffins from the tins and serve immediately.