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Mini muffins with smoked salmon and Vincent cheese

  • These mini cheese and caper muffins are delicious filled with smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Serve with fresh watercress salad for a lovely light lunch.
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These mini cheese and caper muffin are delicious filled with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. Serve with fresh watercress salad for a lovely light lunch.

Serves 4-6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients [makes 24 muffins]


175g (6oz) plain flour
2tbsp baking powder
75g (3oz) polenta or cornmeal
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
125g (4oz) Vincent cheese, grated
2tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
1tbsp salt
1tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg
75g (3oz) melted butter
200ml (7floz) milk

To serve:

  • Crème Fraîche
  • Smoked salmon
  • Watercress

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF, 190ºC, Gas mark 5. Grease 24 mini muffin tin holes with a little butter. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. Stir in the polenta, parsley, three quarters of the Vincent cheese, the capers and salt and black pepper into the flour mixture and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the egg, melted butter and milk and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, the batter will be lumpy. Fill the muffin tins about three quarters full, then sprinkle the tops with the reserved Vincent cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until risen and firm.
  4. To serve, slice the muffins in half and top with a little crème fraîche and some smoked salmon. Delicious eaten warm or cold with a handful of fresh watercress salad.

Cooks tips:

  • Alternatively the muffins can be served topped with the crème fraîche and thin strips of salmon as a canapés to serve with drinks.
  • These muffins could also be made with Vermeer or Rembrandt cheese.

Wine Suggestion: We would suggest accompanying this dish with a lightly oaked Australian Chardonnay

Nutritional values per serving: 87 Calories, 365 KJ, 5g fat, 3g saturated fat, 0.3g salt

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

Extra matured with
a rich flavour

 

Vincent

Vincent

Sweet tasting, rich
fully ripened

 

Vermeer

Vermeer

Delicate taste, with
less fat & salt

 

Frans Hals

Frans Hal

Extra matured
goat's cheese