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Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Cakes

August 26th, 2008 · 5 Comments

What do you do when you want to contribute something to a party being held in the name of a 1 year old but which quite naturally will be dominated by adults drinking wine and getting the munchies. And when the mother of the host is a fantastic cook and will have covered all bases with regard to desserts and of course the birthday cake? Well you conclude that everyone likes cheese and take it from there.

Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Muffins

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Makes: 18


  • plain cottage cheese – 225g
  • Parmesan – finely grated – 80g
  • plain flour – 50g
  • ground almonds – 100g
  • baking powder – 1tsp
  • sun-dried tomatoes – finely chopped – 8
  • fresh basil – chopped – 4tbsp
  • eggs – 4
  • water – 4tbsp
  • salt ‘n’ pepa

Pre-heat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Line a 12-hole cake tin with cake cases or with carefully crafted greaseproof paper.

Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Muffins

Next, take a large bowl and a big wooden spoon.

Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Muffins

Put the cottage cheese in the bowl, add 60g of the Parmesan, the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, eggs, salt, pepper and water. Stir it all nicely together and then gently spoon into the cases. Discover inevitably that there is mixture left over and then hurriedly fashion further cases, or if you must, get some more shop-bought cases out of the cupboard.

Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the cakes and put in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove, taste, smile.

Verdict: They were rather popular with the gathered adults. Children would also have liked them had they been allowed to get anywhere near them.

Drink: Oh so much rosé.

Entertainment: Small naughty boys new to walking.

Tags: Baking · cheese · Vegetarian

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sophie // Sep 8, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Delicious recipe! The photo looks great :).

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  • 2 matt wright // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Great conclusion that everyone likes cheese! That certainly covers most bases.

    Great food photography. Good story. Naughty boys new to walking a complete laugh. Mine is 20months old now, and really running. Always good times.

  • 3 fanny // Sep 10, 2008 at 8:55 am

    wow those look great. and delicious.

  • 4 dayna // Sep 19, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Oh my those look lovely.
    Btw, kids don’t need to learn to share until at least 13 months….

  • 5 Rosemary // Oct 27, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Wow! Those look delicious! And so simple too! I’m inspired and will definitely have to try my hand at them.

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