Since I was bored (yeah took a break from the assignment rut) and hungry, which is me most of the time, I decided to bake some Muffins. Just with a slight twist to the usual Bacon and Cheese Muffins. I added some HOT Salsa to give it a bit of a kick.

Its quick and EASY as pie. Except why do people say that? are they referring to Pi, which I know is easy to know the number and why it exists or where it comes from. But both are easy to understand and consume but tedious to do. Anyhow I mean literally these muffins are easier to make than PIE.

All you need is: 5 slices of bacon, 2 cups plain flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, 3 tsp baking powder,1 tsp soda bi carb,2 tsp salt, 3/4 cup cold butter, 1 cup shredded cheddar and/or parmesan cheese, 200 ml Hot Salsa (which you can make from scratch or use a ready made one which is what I used) and 1/2 cup buttermilk.

Fry the  chopped bacon on medium heat till golden brown and crispy.


Mix all the dry ingredients together, using your fingertips combine the chilled butter. Then add the cheese and bacon.


Add the Salsa and Buttermilk, stir until moistened and sticks to your fingertips.


Using and ice cream scoop dollop the mixture onto a prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart, or cupcake cases whatever you wish.

Bake at 180 degrees, for 15- 20 min until the muffins are golden brown on top, or until a tester comes out clean.



Zuchinni Balls Recipe

2 zucchinis

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, grated

1 tbsp. garlic paste

1 tbsp. ginger paste

2 tsp anise seed, crushed

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

3 tsp salt , add to taste

2 tsp ground black pepper, add to taste

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

4 tbsp bread crumbs

1 egg

1 cup SR flour, add more if needed

Oil for frying


  • Drain excess water from grated zucchinis, onion and carrot and combine together.
  • Add garlic and ginger paste to mixture.
  • Then add crushed anise seed, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, pepper and cheese.
  • Then add lightly beaten egg
  • Gradually add flour and keep mixing till you have soft, wet dough that sticks to your hands.
  • Set aside for 15 mins
  • Heat oil to 180 degrees, form even size balls and drop in hot oil.
  • Fry on medium heat till golden brown