Leek muffins recipe
Nest of measuring spoons
Wooden or silicon spoon
Paper or silicon cases
- 1 leek
- 1 egg
- 175 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
- 100 ml olive or vegetable oil
- 50 ml milk
- 75 g cheddar cheese
- 2-3 tsp mixed herbs
- 1-3 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp turmeric
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4.
Grate the cheese.
Line the bun or muffin tray with paper/silicone cases.
Wash the leek throughly to remove any soil from between the leaves. Then slice the leek into thin circles. Slice these circles into thirds.
Measure out the flour, baking powder, herbs and spices in the mix together in a bowl, then turn gently with a wooden/silicon spoon. (Note salt can be used if desired.)
Pour the measured milk into a glass and beat the egg into it with the fork.
Make a well in the flour, add the milk eggs mix and required amount of oil.
Quickly blend together for one minute.
Next add the leeks and cheese. Continue stirring for two minutes until the mixture is of a stiff consistency.
Use a filled teaspoon to drop the mixture into the cases.
Place on middle shelf and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack before serving.
- Go Welsh and serve with a bowl of Cawl.
- Go Oriental and dip in a bowl of sweet chilli sauce or mango chutney.
- Freeze for the summer and enjoy with an egg fried in plum tomatoes for lunch.
Grow your own leeks
Leeks are hungry plants, so add plenty of well rotted manure to your plot, or alternatively grow them in a deep container with fresh compost, adding a feed of Incredigrow.
Start the seeds in late February or through March and April either in a single seed in cellular trays outdoors or direct in your soil. From May to July the plants can then be transferred to their final growing positions.
To have a more blanched stem it is necessary to fork the soil around the stems as they grow, being careful not to get it between the leaves.
Beware of the leek moth and leek rust – for more information on this you can always visit our guide on growing onions and leeks from seeds.
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Published at Wed, 07 Dec 2022 07:02:58 -0500