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Savoury Muffins: The Picnic Hamper

Picnics are the perfect excuse for hanging out with friends and family and enjoying good food... not just soggy sandwiches and crisps!

These muffins might look sweet but don't be fooled... with pear, feta and thyme they are spot on for the savoury section of your alfresco dining!

If you like these, then you'll love the whole variety of picnic ideas (sweet and savoury) in the Picnic Hamper chapter of our e-cookbook. Check out more info here

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  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • self-raising flour (240g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • butter (20g, melted)
  • feta cheese (100g)
  • 1 pear
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • muffin cases


preheat an oven to 190°C.
line a muffin tray with muffin cases.
strip the thyme leaves from the stalks and chop finely.
measure all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
whisk the milk, butter, eggs and mustard in a jug.
add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl and mix well.
chop the cored pear into small chunks and fold into the muffin mixture with crumbled feta and the chopped thyme.
fill the muffin cases 3/4 full with mixture and bake for 20 minutes or until browned and springy.
allow to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack.

makes 10

Savoury Muffins: The Picnic Hamper

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