2 c all purpose flour
2 c milk (I used 1%)
1 c sharp flavored grated cheese
1 c crumbed feta cheese
6 t baking powder
2 t mustard powder
cayenne pepper (a dash or two – according to taste)
salt (depending on your surprise filling – see below *)
1. Mix all the ingredients, except whatever you intend to use as your filling.
2. Let the dough sit for say 5 minutes in order for the baking powder to start reacting and your mixture takes on a foaming texture.
3. Spoon the mixture into a well greased muffin tin. Fill only ½ of the well (see below **).
4. Or fill the well 3/4 full if you intend to add the surprise filling afterwards (see below ***).
5. The last alternative, no filling used and only bake the dough as is.
When you used #4, then let it cool down a bit, scoop out as indicated in notes, and add the filling, then place back in the oven for approximately 2-3 minutes.
Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes.
Tip: I usually test all my baking with an old knitting needle, which I keep for this use only. When poked (you only have a tiny poke mark in your baking) and it’s clean, when you pull it out, then you can take it out of the oven.
2 eggs (beaten)
Ground black pepper
50ml bacon bits
Feel free to use whatever you have in your kitchen at the time. I only had the above and did not want to go to the shop for anything else, so used what I had. If you do not eat bacon, you can substitute it with any other meat you prefer.
Beat the eggs with a whisk, add pepper to taste and mix in the bacon bits or meat of your choice. Put it in the microwave for 1 min on high, take out and mix with a fork. It will still be soft and a bit underdone, but do not overcook.
* If you intend to use bacon bits as part of your surprise filling, then take this into account when adding the salt in the first mixture.
** If you fill the well ½ way, then you will spoon ±1 teaspoon of filling on the bottom dough, then cover it with another 1+ teaspoon of dough to cover it.
*** Once baked and done, take a teaspoon and scoop out the center portion, but be careful, you need a decent shell for the filling, then fill it with the surpise filling, and place back the portion set aside.
Own creation, Tried and Tested by: Esme Slabbert‘s kitchen