All this cold weather calls for a bit of comfort food baking. I love making muffins as they’re so quick and easy.  So yesterday I mixed up a batch of savoury muffins – Spicy Chorizo & Red Pepper.

We sampled the first ones about 5 minutes after they came out of the oven – very satisfyingly delicious they were too!

The recipe is from ‘1 mix, 50 muffins’ and goes like this:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F/Gas 6 & put 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.

Sift the following dry ingredients together:

280g plain flour – 1tbsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 1 tsp paprika

Finely chop & add to the above:

1 small red pepper  – 100g chorizo (without skin)

Lightly beat together:

2 eggs – 250ml buttermilk – 6 tbsp sunflower oil – 1 crushed garlic clove

Stir gently into the dry ingredients until combined – do not over-mix.

Spoon into cases, bake for about 20mins until well risen & golden.

Let cool for 5 mins then sprinkle with paprika and tuck in 🙂



  1. 1 Olly 28/11/2010 at 9:00 pm

    yum! sounds good! I baked some pumpkin muffins last week they were so good!!! will have to try these out next Xx

  2. 2 kellie 28/11/2010 at 10:03 pm

    saw these on your facebook and had to check the recipe out…cheers for sharing, shall be making these bad boys the morra 🙂 delish!!! xx

  3. 3 Helen 29/11/2010 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve never tried savoury muffins before … too much of a sweet tooth! But these look yummy, thanks for the recipe!

  4. 4 Sam Burge 29/08/2011 at 10:02 am

    i have the same book & have tried these as mini muffins, so easy to pop-in-the-mouth or have a couple with same salad leaves as a starter.

  5. 5 saltedburntcaramel 14/04/2012 at 5:13 pm


    Did you cook the chorizo first prior to baking them as a muffin?
    Just unsure about how to go about it.

    Great recipe! 🙂

    • 6 thesockgarden 15/04/2012 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you for your interest – I used ready-to-eat pre-sliced chorizo and just cut it into pieces and added to the mixture. I think I would probably pre-cook first though and then let it cool before adding to the mix. Good luck if have a go – they are very tasty. 🙂

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