Caramelised red onion and cheese muffins


Served up!


This one was another hit at the get-together last weekend. A little hint of mustard and thyme on the finish married with the classic cheese and onion flavour means there isn’t a lot that can go wrong with this one. Except that you might end up eating one, two, three of them in a row! 😛

You’ll need the following to make 24 mini muffins or 12 large ones:

  • 3 large red onions (sliced) / Oignon rouge
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil / huile d’olive
  • 300 g self-raising flour / farine gâteaux
  • 120 g medium chedder (grated) / fromage râpé
  • ¼ tsp salt / sel
  • 1 tsp thyme / thym
  • 1 heaped tsp mustard / moutarde
  • 2 eggs /oeufs
  • 225 ml milk / lait

To begin:

  • Start by caramelizing your onions in 2 Tbsp of oil until nice and golden. Then set aside,
  • In big bowl, mix the flour thoroughly with salt, cheese and thyme,
  • Add the caramelized onions to the flour mixture and mix evenly,
  • In a smaller bow, whisk together the remainder of the oil with mustard, eggs and milk,
  • Now pour all of the liquid mixture into the caramelized onion and flour mixture, stirring until barely combined. Don’t overwork the batter as this will make your muffins chew-y and gum-y instead of melt in the mouth-y 😉. Ps- Lumps are good here.
  • Scoop into the muffin cases and bake in 200 degrees oven for 20 mins or until browned and golden.
  • Serve and enjoy the yumminess that is caramelized red onions and cheese muffins with a hint of mustard and thyme!

sliced red onions, ready to be caramelised

Flour, cheese and thyme in a bowl

Caramelised onions goes into the cheese-flour mixture

the milk, eggs, oil and mustard whisked together

…all mixed up

ready for the oven


Ready for yumm yumm! 😉





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