This week's Delicious! recipe pairs fresh pears with blue cheese as this too is a match made in culinary heaven. If you're pressed for time simply add slices of ripe pear to a green, garden salad and top with crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts. Alternatively, grab a mixing bowl and combine these classic flavors in these simply scrumptious, savory muffins which are substantial enough to serve with salad as a light, vegetarian meal.
PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE MUFFINS
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt100g blue cheese, crumbled1 cup grated cheddar/emek cheese8 spring ontions, white part only, finely chopped1/4 cup chopped parsley2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
1/3 cup sunflower/canola oil1 cup milk1 XL egg
1: Sift flour, baking powder and salt or alternatively place all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a whisk to aerate.
2: Add cheeses, onions, parsley and pears and mix well3: In a seperate bowl combine oil, milk and egg and add to dry ingredients.
4: Mix gently until well blended, spoon into muffin tray and bake at 200°C for 20 minutes.