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Savoury Cheese and Herb Muffins

Do any of you  remember the old Five Roses Cookbook?  
It was put out by the Five Roses Flour Company of Canada and was, 
I think, one of the first cookbooks I owned.  
As you can see the back cover is torn and the front cover has disappeared completely. 
 It was a good basic cookbook and one of the recipes I used to make often was Cheese Muffins.
I've tweaked the recipe to include saute'ed onions and herbs and buttermilk.
They are a good accompaniment to a casserole or soup supper.

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  1. Saute' onion in a little butter or oil just until tender.  Set aside to cool.
  2. Chop fresh herbs and shred cheese and set aside.
  3. Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add cheese and herbs and toss with flour mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and eggs.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add liquids.
  7. Mix lightly only until all ingredients are combined.  The batter will be somewhat stiffer than most muffin batters.
  8. Fill lightly greased muffin cups 2/3 full.
  9. Bake at 400º F for 15-20 minutes.


  1. What perfect timing! I planned on making roasted butternut soup for dinner tonight and this will be a perfect accompaniment.

  2. I learned to cook from this cookbook as a new bride. Mine was well marked with stains on the family favourites. Thanks for the memories. :)

  3. I too learned from this cookbook. It always seemed to be the tried and true for many things. Five Roses will always be the flour of my choice :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  4. My Best of Bridge cookbook looks like this, well loved!!

  5. Just made these tonight, AMAZING! My husband didn't get to enjoy them with me as he worked late so I went on and on to my toddler and preschooler about how yummy mommy's baking was. They were a little confused about my excitement although they did enjoy them too :) Actually I made it with the recent Turkey and Rice soup post, good pairing!

  6. These remind of Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster - they sure sound and look yummy Bev!

  7. I learned to cook from The Five Roses cookbook too, my grandma and mother's copies! They have reprinted this cookbook, I have given it to several new brides recently...and I've included our notes for alternations like this. Thank you for the spin on a classic recipe!


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