Parmesan star-shaped muffins

Parmesan star-shaped muffins

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About this recipe: These savoury cheese muffins add a festive touch to your Christmas table. Serve them with soup or salad as a starter. They also freeze well so are perfect for unexpected guests, served with cheese and cured meats. You will need star-shaped silicon moulds or you can simply make these as normal muffins.


Makes: 9 savoury muffins

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 70g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 65ml vegetable oil
  • 65ml milk

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy with a whisk or electric beaters. Add grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; mix well. Stir in the flour with baking powder, mixing vigorously to prevent lumps. Pour in oil and milk; mix to create a smooth mixture. Spoon the mixture into 9 silicon star-shaped moulds, filling them about 2/3 full. Transfer the moulds to prepared baking tray.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes, without opening the door. Insert a skewer into the centre of a muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are cooked. If not, keep baking for 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven; transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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