Olive, rosemary and goats cheese muffins

Savoury muffins are a great alternative to sandwiches for picnics as they transport a lot better, don’t get soggy and don’t have a tendency to spill everywhere.


2tsp of baking powder
250g of plain flour
50g of cheddar, grated
3 free-range eggs
40mls milk
50ml olive oil
2tbsp fresh rosemary
100g good pitted olives
150g goats cheese
Butter for greasing
Salt and pepper


Pop the oven onto 180 degrees and grease some muffin cases with a bit of butter. Combine the baking powder, flour and cheddar in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs before adding to the flour mix along with the milk and olive oil and season well. Finely slice most of the rosemary and slice the olives before adding to the dough. Give it a good mix – it might be quite messy and sticky.

Divide about two thirds of the dough among the muffin cases. Cut the goats cheese up and divide the goats cheese among the muffins (on top of the dough that you’ve already put in the muffin cases). Add the remaining mixture on top of the goats cheese. Sprinkle any leftover rosemary on top.

Put in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes.

savoury muffins

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