Chilli Chai and Cheese Muffins

Chilli Chai and Cheese Muffins Recipe


Prep: 1 hour 10 minutes + 20 minutes cooking time





Who knew chilli and cheese were a match made in heaven? Turn up the heat with these tasty muffins from My Kitchen Drawer, perfect for lunch prep for an afternoon snack.

2 tsp Chilli Chai Loose Leaf Tea

100ml milk

320g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp dried chilli flakes

½ tsp salt

200g mature cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping

50g unsalted butter, melted

50ml vegetable oil

2 large eggs

120ml buttermilk

  1. Warm the milk in the microwave for 30-60 seconds then add the Chilli Chai Tea to an infuser and let it steep in the milk for a few minutes.
  2. In a large bowl add the plain flour, baking powder, dried chilli, salt and cheddar cheese and mix it all together well.
  3. In a separate bowl or jug combine the butter, oil, eggs and buttermilk then pour the mixture into the dried flour bowl.
  4. Gently fold the batter together until just combined, being careful not to over mix. It’s okay to have a few specs of flour still showing. TIP: For muffins with extra rise, leave the batter to rest at room temperature for 1 hour
  5. Preheat a fan oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6 and line a muffin tin with cases.
  6. Scoop the batter into muffin cases so they are filled to the top, then scatter with extra cheese and some chilli flakes.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes. These are best served warm but are equally delicious cold.

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