Savoury Cheese Muffins
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
12 servings


2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1/2 cup (125 ml) softened butter
1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (250 ml) milk
1 cup (250 ml) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (125 ml) smoked ham, chopped
1 tsp (5 ml) fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  2. Butter and flour 12 large muffin cups. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Beat butter with sugar until creamy; add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, alternating dry and liquid ingredients. Quickly fold in cheese, meat and basil.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake in oven for 25-30 min until done.
  4. Remove to a rack. Delicious served at once or reheated and buttered.
  1. Batter may be baked in a 9 x 5-in (23 x 13 cm) buttered loaf pan for 50-60 min. Serve sliced and toasted with butter.