Savoury soda bread muffins

I was flicking through the book Bread Revolution this morning looking for an interesting bread roll recipe to try and I came across this recipe and decided to make these instead. I didn’t have any beetroot though, and I was making them before Sainsbury’s opened, so I substituted some cooked, diced yellow pepper instead and that seemed to work nicely. I halved the mixture to make 6 rather than the suggested 12.

500g of plain flour
5g of fine sea salt
15g of bicarbonate of soda
125g of feta
5 teaspoons of olive oil
3 teaspoons of honey
5 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
300ml of water
150g of cooked beetroot, diced. (or 150g of yellow pepper, de-seeded, diced and lightly fried)
100g of cherry tomatoes, halved
Melted butter for greasing

Combine the flour, salt and bicarb in a bowl. Crumble in the feta and then add the oil, honey, vinegar and water and mix everything together into a dough, using a wooden spoon or spatula.

Gently work in the beetroot(pepper).

Preheat the oven to 200 and grease a muffin tray.

Take a slightly-larger-than-golfball-sized amount of mixture, and press 2 or 3 halved tomatoes into it. Form into a rough ball and place in the muffin tray. Do this until the mixture is used up.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until risen and golden.

Tasty tasty – although be wary of eating them when they’re too hot or you may suffer a mouth-burning explosion of cherry tomato!

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About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate Alberto and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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