I was hit by "3-30itis" as they say it in the Campbell soup ads on telly. Severe hunger pangs I tell you! I picked up this little book called "The Muffin Bible" and started flipping pages. I have in the past experimented with a few recipes from this book and I have always had to make major modifications. The recipes have obviously been printed without testing first or have simply been scaled up or down, again without testing. But I do like the ideas that are presented in the book ... more than 100 fun combinations to make both sweet and savoury muffins can't be all that bad. This time around I was looking for a savoury snack and I stopped on the page that said "Pizza Muffin", my curiosity piqued. Just scanning through the ingredients, I mentally made a note of some modifications and additions I would make and set out to gather my ingredients. It actually took me around 15 minutes to assemble, mix and pop the trays in the oven. In another 20-25 minutes, delicious golden topped Pizza Muffins oozing with pockets of cheese were ready to be devoured.




Ham & Pineapple Pizza Muffins
Makes : 9/Prep Time: 20 mins/Cooking Time : 20 mins


2 cups plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
1/2 cup smoked ham, finely chopped
1 small onions, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup milk
1 egg whisked with water to make 1 cup mixture
chilli flakes, dried oregano and bacon salt to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 200 deg C. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add cheese, onion, tomato, ham and pineapple. Mix lightly. Combine egg and water mixture, pineapple juice and milk in a separate bowl and whisk lightly. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix lightly till just combined. Spoon mixture into well greased or lined muffin tins/trays. Sprinkle with chilli flakes, oregano and bacon salt. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown on top. Serve with BBQ sauce or tomato ketchup.