You only had to ask. And ask you did. I posted a picture of these little beauties on my Facebook page last week and since then I’ve had rather a lot of messages about them. It seems the recipe is in demand. Well all the credit goes to Emma Franklin and the Sainsburys Magazine team. I can confirm they were delicious. I can also confirm I ate two.
Gluten-free oat-topped chorizo, sweetcorn and tomato muffins
- 100g diced chorizo (or for a veggie version, the same weight of diced firm goat’s cheese)
- 60g butter
- 100g baby plum tomatoes
- 100ml semi-skimmed milk
- 50g fat-free Greek strained yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 150g Doves Farm white self-raising gluten & wheat free flour blend
- 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- 100g canned sweetcorn (drained weight)
- 2 tbsp chopped thyme
- 2-3 tbsp gluten-free oats, for sprinkling
You will also need a 6-hole muffin tin, well oiled, or lined with muffin cases
Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6. Dry-fry the chorizo until crispy, remove to a bowl, using a draining spoon, and leave to cool. Melt the butter in a small pan and set it aside. Halve the tomatoes, remove and discard the seeds, then chop the tomato flesh.
Using a balloon whisk and a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt, eggs, olive oil and melted butter into a batter. Don’t worry if you have a few small, stubborn blobs of yogurt.
Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add a pinch of salt and scatter the chorizo, chopped tomatoes, sweetcorn and thyme over the top. Using a large metal spoon, fold everything together until combined, but don’t overmix. Divide the mixture among the muffin holes in the tin, piling them up high. Sprinkle a few oats on top of each one.
Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin. Loosen around the edges of each muffin with a knife, then tip each one out of the tin on to a cooling rack. Serve warm or cold.
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