Cheddar Pepper Muffins
These are especially light, and when eaten hot, the cheese inside the muffin is stringy.
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 25 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1¼ cups milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Generously grease 12 (2½-inch) muffin cups.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil and egg until blended. Stir the contents of the small bowl into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in ¾ cup of the cheese.
Step 3: Spoon into muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Let the muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and serve warm.
Nutritional Information for One Serving: who knows?