6 October 2013

Roasted Fig, Goats Cheese and Honey Muffins



I'm in week four of university already- time is flying by this year but I've already been presented with such great opportunities, especially as I'm now part of the Come Dine With Me Society Committee- a great excuse for endless dinner parties and trips out to some of the most exciting upcoming restaurants in Edinburgh.
Our most recent trip to the Scran and Scrallie, Stockbridge confirmed the brilliant style and taste of Tom Kitchin.
In the meantime, I've been busy planning recipes for our Christmas stall in December and baking as much as I can in-between lectures.
This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and salty goodness.
The sweet, sticky, caramelised roasted figs are paired wonderfully with the soft salty goats cheese and make a great flavour combination for this soft-textured, fluffy muffin.

Ingredients:

125g goats cheese
2tbsp runny honey
1 spoonful of orange zest

300g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
Pepper

1 large egg
2tbsp vegetable oil
50g melted butter
100g honey
150g plain yoghurt
3tbsp milk


3 figs

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (fan.)



Cut up the fresh figs into small pieces and scatter them onto a lined baking tray.



Roast in the oven for 15 minutes until sticky and caramelised.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Then turn the oven up to 200 degrees C (fan).

In a small bowl, beat together the soft goats cheese, honey and orange zest until smooth.


In another bowl, measure out the flour, baking powder, salt and a sprinkle of black pepper. 

In a measuring jug, whisk together the egg, vegetable oil, melted butter, honey and yoghurt. 


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined but not over-mixed. Stir in the milk to loosen the mixture slightly and then fold in the roasted figs.


Line a muffin tray with muffin cases and then spoon the batter into the cases till each is about half full. 
Then add a spoonful of filling to each case and then top with some extra batter - make sure the cheese filling is fully covered by the muffin batter. 


Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes until golden brown. 
When baked, allow to cool. 


Adapted from: http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2013/09/23/fig-and-goat-cheese-honey-muffins/


9 comments:

  1. Katie, these look so delicious! Also, a Come Dine With Me Society sounds like a pretty awesome student society to me. I wish we'd had one when I was at university!

    Lucy x

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  2. I'm not usually a fan of goats cheese but like this, I so want to have a go!xx

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  3. I'm absolutely loving your new layout! All looks beautiful!

    Gorgeous pictures!

    Katie <3

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  4. Figs, goats cheese and honey is such a dreamy combination - they look and sound amazing :-) Also I love the idea of a Come Dine With Me society!

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  5. Katie- you're inspired!
    I'm a big fan of all these flavours, but putting them together in a breakfast muffin UHMAZING!!
    x x x
    The Lobster & Me

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  6. Ooo these looks so delicious!! I love figs, and I love muffins, and I love goats cheese. So, obviously, I'm bound to love this recipe as well!

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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  7. My go to lunch at the moment is roasted figs with feta and honey all chucked on a bed of leaves.. it never occurred to me to work them into a muffin! They look amazing. I love your blog Katie. X

    myuniyears.com

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  8. Just picked my fig tree, so have around 30 figs waiting to be transformed into something amazing. This will be the first of the firstest

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x