As I recently received a parcel from Portugal with one of my favourite cheeses, (From the island of Saint Jorge in the Azores archipelago, made with cow’s milk and slightly peppery), I decided to add some of it into my tomato muffins. These are perfect as a snack or even as a meal, next to a good green salad. Enjoy, they are über morish!
Queques de tomate e queijo de S. Jorge / Tomato & Saint Jorge cheese muffins
Ingredients (makes 9)
250 gr of self-raising flour
1 tsp of baking powder
3 tbsp of olive oil
3 tbsp of full fat milk
50 gr of grated Saint Jorge cheese (alternatively use a Spanish Manchego)
1 tsp of pesto
120 gr of can chopped tomatoes
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Pre-heat the oven at 180 C.
Butter a muffin tray and line each compartment with baking paper. Set aside.
Whisk the eggs with the chopped tomatoes, add the milk, the grated cheese, olive oil and pesto. Mix well. Fold the flour and the baking powder. Season with salt & pepper.
Fill the muffin tray with the batter and bake in the oven for 35 minutes, until the muffins have risen. Speak the centre of one with a knife point, which should come out dry, when they are done.