Tomato, Basil and Feta Muffins Recipe

Makes

16

Ingredients

  • 350g gluten-free self-raising flour plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml milk
  • 250ml plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée/paste
  • 160g (drained weight) sundried tomatoes preserved in oil, chopped, plus one tbsp of the oil
  • 200g feta cheese, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 x 6-hole muffin pans lined with 16 paper cases

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4. Sift the flour, baking powder (plus xanthan gum, if using) and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt, eggs, melted butter and tomato purée, then add this to the flour mixture. Whisk everything together well and season with salt and pepper. Mix the tomatoes and feta cheese into the mixture, along with the tomato oil and the chopped basil.

3. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases, making sure that some of the pieces of cheese and sundried tomato sit on the top of each muffin. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 20–30 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

4. The muffins will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container, but can be frozen and then reheated to serve.

Recipe taken from The Complete Gluten-Free Baker by Hannah Miles. Photography by William Reavell. Published by Ryland Peters & Small.

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