Leila’s ultimate cheese muffins

April 12, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Leila’s ultimate cheese muffins


  • 280g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 5ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) castor sugar
  • 250ml (1 cup) grated baby marrow, squeezed between your hands to remove excess moisture
  • 1 roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 250ml (1 cup) Cheddar, grated + extra
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) dill, chopped
  • 190ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 125ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10ml (2 tsp) sea salt flakes



Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a 12 x 80ml (3/4 cup) muffin pan.


Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, baby marrow, red pepper, 250ml (1 cup) grated cheese and dill.


Whisk the milk, oil and eggs together in a jug. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.


Divide the mixture evenly between muffin holes. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt and extra grated Cheddar. Bake until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, about 12 – 15 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes then turn onto a wire rack.


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