Cheese and Bacon Muffins

Ingredients:
3 slices bacon (rind removed and chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
400 g button mushrooms (finely chopped)
1 1⁄2 cups plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt (freshly ground)
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
1 cup cheese (grated, tasty, cheddar is good)
2 tablespoons chives (finely chopped)
80 g butter (melted)
2 eggs (lightly whisked)
2⁄3 cup milk

Instructions:

  1. In a frying pan (skillet) fry bacon over a medium-high heat until light and golden stirring often, about 4 minutes.
  2. Remove to a kitchen paper covered plate.
  3. Increase heat to high, add oil and mushrooms to the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes till tender and then set aside to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius.
  5. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin (regular size) or a 6 texas size (3/4 cup) muffin tin.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and pepper into a bowl and add cheese and chives and mix together.
  7. Whisk butter, egg and milk in a jug and pour into dry ingredients, stirring gently until almost combined.
  8. Fold through the bacon and mushrooms.
  9. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes for regular size muffins

Enjoy!