Recipe: Smokey Bacon & Honey Muffins

Prize-winning cakes made with bacon you say? How ruddy marvellous! I’ve been working on this recipe for a little while, and testing it on all my friends.

Last weekend I made a batch with the delicious Willington Hall honey I brought home from Cheshire and entered them in the Wimblington & Stonea Horticultural Show.

The challenge was to create one’s own recipe using honey. It could be anything. Last year I came 2nd with my Honey and Lavender Cakes. This year my honey muffins came 1st. Muffin power!

They are dead simple to make, and pretty tasty too! I make muffin for you.

250g self-raising flour
100g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
3-4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
2 dessertspoons pure natural honey
250ml low fat natural yoghurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg (preferably from a prize-winning chicken!)
A little butter for greasing the tin

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC
Grease 12 hole muffin tin with the butter
Chop the bacon into small pieces and fry gently
Put the flour in a bowl and add the cheese, bacon and honey
Put the yoghurt in a jug, add the egg and olive oil, stir
Add the yoghurt mixture to the flour mixture and blend together
Spoon equal amounts into the muffin tray
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown

Then, the most important bit – tuck in!

Will you be making some muffins? I’d really love to hear what you think of the Smokey Bacon & Honey Muffin.

This is my own original recipe (Ooo, get me!) If you do decide to share it I’d be really grateful if you’d link back to this post – thank you!