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Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

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  • Easy
  • Makes Muffins
Each muffin hides a surprise filling of fresh fruit and creamy cheese
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Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz Plain Flour
  • 11/2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 140g/5oz Caster Sugar
  • Finely grated rind of 2 medium oranges
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250ml/9fl oz Milk
  • 85g/3oz Butter, melted

For the Filling

  • 175g/6oz half-fat soft cheese
  • 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 6 small strawberries, halved

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200oc/Gas 6/fan oven 180oc. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar, ornage rind and salt. Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug or bowl, then stir in the butter and gently mix into the dry ingredients to make a loose, slightly lumpy mixture. Do not overmix or the muffins will be tough.
  • STEP 2
    Mix together the soft cheese and sugar for the filling. Half-fill the paper cases with the muffin mixture, then push half a strawberry into each. Top with a teaspoon of sweet cheese, then spoon over the remaining muffin mixture to cover and fill the muffin cases.
  • STEP 3
    Bake for 15 minutes until well risen and golden on top. Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

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