Crumble-Topped Cheese and Chive Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/3 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tsp. dried chives
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp. melted, cooled butterCrumble Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, slightly cold
  • 1/4 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees and grease 12 muffin cups. To make crumble topping, cut butter into flour in small bowl until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
  2. To make muffins, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into large bowl. Stir in cheese and chives. In separate bowl beat eggs, then beat in buttermilk and butter. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Pour batter into muffin pan and scatter crumble topping over each muffin. Bake about 20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. Let muffins cool in pan 5 minutes, then serve warm.
An excellent side dish!
  • side
  • favorite
Last updated 2016-12-25
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