Ever had unexpected guests and nothing to serve them? I’m sure many of you experienced this before. Well, I was in this predicament on Sunday morning after having unexpected guests sleep over on Saturday night. Usually, I have a supply of koesisters in the freezer, which would have been perfect for a traditional Sunday breakfast in a Cape Malay home. Sadly, on this occasion I had none, not even a doughnut!
What to do? I haven’t gone shopping yet, so my grocery cupboards only had everyday necessities. After scratching my brain for ideas, I decided to make a quick bread, savoury scones using left over chicken of the previous day as well as oats and dates muffins. In the end everyone had an enjoyable breakfast / brunch and I was saved from embarrassment. Here follows my recipe for savoury muffins. I’ll post the oats & dates and the bread recipe on another occasion.
For 12 Savoury Muffins you’ll need:
1 cup chopped left over chicken pieces, preferably breast
1 cup peeled and chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup deseeded and chopped mixed red and green peppers
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 1/2 Tbsps self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp black pepper
Add all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix everything together with a spoon until all the ingredients are combine.
Spoon into 12 – 14 silicone cupcake holders. You can also use a greased 12 cup muffin tray. (depending on the size of your cupcake holder you may even get 14 like I did)
Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180C.