About this recipe: Deliciously flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes, sweetcorn and green pepper, this colourful bread is a wonderful accompaniment for soups, starters, grilled or barbecued poultry or meat, or salads. It is also good cut into squares, split horizontally and filled with reduced-fat soft cheese and crunchy salad vegetables.
To make tasty savoury muffins, divide the mixture among 9 deep American-style muffin tins and bake for 18–20 minutes. * For more crunch, replace the green pepper with 30 g (1 oz) roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of fat, but this is mostly the healthy, unsaturated type, and they also provide a variety of useful minerals.
In this recipe, 3 of the ingredients provide calcium, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth, nerves and blood clotting. Semi-skimmed milk is the most obvious source of calcium. Plain flour also provides some, but weight for weight the sesame seeds have the highest content. The calcium from milk is better absorbed by the body, however, than that in cereals and vegetables. * Sweetcorn is a good source of the complex or starchy carbohydrate that health experts recommend.
B1, B12, C, niacin, calcium