22 February 2015

Spelt and pesto savoury muffins filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado

I am absolutely obsessed with Marta's blog
Apart from having a brilliant name: What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today (breakfast is my favourite meal, hence this is my favourite blog!) it also has the most beautiful styling, photography and writing. 
Every time an update pops into my inbox, I love reading Marta's news and the inspiration for her beautifully creative and delicious recipes. 
This recipe popped up on my feed a few weeks ago and has been bookmarked in diary ever since!
I've adapted it slightly by using spelt flour. 
The muffins are light with a golden crispy edge and squidgy roasted tomato hidden in the middle. 
Sandwiched with pesto, smoked salmon, cream cheese and beetroot, they are incredibly moreish and a perfect lunch! Especially for a picnic!

Ingredients: makes 9 small muffins

100g spelt flour
50g cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
50g grated cheese
2tbsp olive oil
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk (roughly 150ml)
1tsp pesto
9 cherry tomates


Smoked salmon
Cream cheese
1 ripe avocado
Raw beetroot (finely sliced)


Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (fan.)

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the muffin ingredients (except the cherry tomatoes) with a large metal spoon until just combined. Season well with salt and pepper.

Grease a 9-hole muffin tray and then pour the muffin batter evenly into each mould. Then pop a cherry tomato into the middle of each one and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden brown.

Once baked, leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.

To assemble, cut a muffin in half, spread over some cream cheese and then top with some sliced avocado, thinly sliced raw beetroot, a generous helping of smoked salmon and a spoonful of pesto. Squeeze over a little fresh lemon juice and season with black pepper.

Slightly adapted from: http://whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com/post/101843330870/breakfast-in-bed-savoury-muffins-with-salmon

1 comment:

  1. Oh god Katie what have you done, now I will never leave her blog!! So beautiful!

    I've never baked with spelt flour before, how are you finding it? Is it quite similar to using wheat flours or does it take more work like gluten free flours?

    {Teffy's Perks} X


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