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History Cookbook: Cheese Muffins

This recipe is in categories Interwar Years, Party food, Picnic, Snacks
About this recipe
Healthiness : (51 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
This is an easy recipe to make - you just need to be careful with the baking at the end.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Number of servings: 12 - 15 muffins
Serving suggestions: Warm with morning coffee, afternoon tea or cold in a lunch box.
This is a vegetarian recipe

This recipe was popular in the Interwar years and variations appeared in several cookery books.

You can use different flavourings (mustard for instance helps to enhance the cheese flavour) and add chopped olives or tomatoes if wished - fun to experiment.

These can also be made in small confectionery (sweet) cases and baked for 8-10 mins for a party.
  • 3oz (90g) of flour
  • 1 oz (30g) of grated cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoonful salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 pint (0.14l) milk
1 oz = 28.35g rounded up in this recipe to 30g
1 UK pint = 0.568 Litres
  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Teaspoon
  • Egg whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Muffin tins
  • Greaseproof paper
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Preheat the oven to hot (200C)
  2. Beat the egg lightly
  3. Stir in the milk
  4. Add a pinch of paprika and stir
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together
  6. Stir in grated cheese
  7. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture and stir
  8. Then beat hard
  9. Well grease muffin (patty) tins
  10. Spoon in mixture, only filling them half full
  11. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top
  12. Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes
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Name: Stella 13th June 2012
Very tasty, but also came out a bit like a yorkshire pud. Easy recipe will try it again.
Name: Shirley 21st April 2012
Great. Used twice the quantity, and mustard instead of paprika. Just made 12 large ones in my silicone cupcake cases. REALLY PLEASED
Name: Jennifer 29th September 2010
my muffins came out a bit like a yorkshire pudd, but my my were they tasty, you eat one and you must have another one. It is a nice easy recipe and one that I will let my grandaughter try out to make.Thankyou
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