Life on a table recipe #201- Salmon Muffins

Life on a table recipe #4 – Rabbi Eli’s hake tagine
December 3, 2015
Conservationist of the year 2015
December 3, 2015


Extract from the book Life on a table by Antoinette De Chavonnes Vrugt

Served with Norwegian smoked salmon

450 g cake flour

20 ml baking powder

200 g Parmesan or Cheddar cheese, finely grated

100 g smoked salmon, diced

30 ml chopped capers

15 ml chopped chives

2 eggs

360 ml buttermilk

150 ml oil

2.5–5 ml salt


3–5 slices of Norwegian smoked salmon
(per person)

2 small onions, sliced into rings

100 ml capers

8 lemon wedges

Coarse black pepper

250 g cream cheese

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 2 muffin pans.

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.

Add the salmon, cheese, capers and chives.

Beat eggs together with buttermilk and oil.

Pour half of the oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest of the mixture and mix again.

Spoon mixture into the muffin pans.

Bake for 20–25 minutes.

Leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer the muffins onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes approximately 18 muffins.


Cut muffins in half and place in the centre of a large serving platter.

Arrange smoked salmon around the muffins.

Decorate with onion rings and capers.

Grind some black pepper over the platter.

Place the lemon wedges in between the salmon.

Serve with cream cheese on the side.


Photo ©Hentie Burger


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