Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Savoury Muffins Recipe

 Savoury Muffins Photo Karen E Photography

Savoury Muffins
Photo Karen E Photography

Savoury Muffins

Makes about 24 small muffins


  • 260g self-raising flour
  • 140g cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Durban masala
  • 2 eggs
  • 375 ml milk
  • 190 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 75g biltong, chopped
  • 125g fresh corn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, 2 tablespoons black or white sesame seeds, 100 g grated Parmesan cheese for optional garnish


  1. Sift the flours, bicarb, sugar, seasoning and masala together.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk and oil together and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Finish by adding onion, biltong, corn and coriander.
  4. Grease a muffin tray or small tomato paste tins for an interesting alternative. Fill a third of each container with the mixture. As an option garnish with cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds and Parmesan.
  5. Place into the oven onto a tray and bake at 180°C for 10 to 15 minutes until cooked.
  6. Freeze leftover muffins in an airtight container. When required defrost overnight in the fridge and warm in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

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 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713