Makes 8 muffins Heat oven to 180 °C. Line 8 standard muffin-tin hollows with baking paper. Dice 250 g streaky bacon. Heat 15 ml olive oil in a pan and fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. in a mixing bowl sift together 240 g (430 ml) self-raising flour, 3 ml salt and 10 ml baking powder. Add 250 g grated Cheddar cheese, fried bacon and 30 g chopped chives to dry ingredients and mix. Whisk together 1 egg, 225 ml milk and 50 ml melted butter. Add to flour mixture, mixing well. Divide batter among muffin hollows and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Use a thin skewer to test if done.

Bacon, cheese and chives muffins Bacon, cheese and chives muffins
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