small heat-proof bowl + microwave (or small saucepan & hob)
80gbrown rice flour
80g sorghum flour
80gtapioca starch flour
1tspground psyllium husk or xanthan gum
2 tspGF baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
¾tspfine sea salt
¾tsp dried basil
30gfresh parmesan cheesefinely grated
250gsoured cream (or full fat yoghurt if soured cream unavailable)
3largeeggsat room temperature (UK large)
110gmature cheddar cheesecut into tiny cubes
100ggrated mozzarella pizza cheese(topping)
110gpassata in addition to the above (for topping)
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4. Prepare a couple of muffin tins with muffin cases.
Weigh and mix together the flours, xanthan gum/psyllium husk, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and herbs, making sure any lumps are completely broken down (Tip : Weigh into an airtight container and shake vigorously to mix)
Add and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
In a large bowl whisk together the soured cream, eggs and melted butter until fully combined and smooth.
Add 80g Passata and whisk again.
Add the dry ingredients, cheddar cheese and sweetcorn and fold-in until evenly combined.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases (about two-thirds full) and smooth the tops. Then make a small dip in the centre of each with the tip of a knife/handle of a teaspoon.
Divide the remaining passata between the muffins, spooning a little on to the top of each (the dip will help to hold it).
Divide and sprinkle the mozzarella on top of the muffins.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until well risen and the top springs back to the touch (use the tip of a spatula or wooden spoon to test, so that you don't burn yourself on the cheese or tomato topping. Be careful not to over-bake.
Remove and place on a wire rack to cool or enjoy warm, fresh from the oven.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.The recipe above is for a basic veggie pizza muffin (with a little added sweetcorn). You can adapt the 'pizza' to taste by adding (or topping) with chopped ham; chopped pepperoni, other chopped veg or anything else you like.