The recipe calls for an American cheese, Colby-Jack which I have never bought but I assume it is similar to English Cheddar. I generally use whatever cheese I found in the fridge such as a half-half combination of Hungarian Kashkaval (a mild flavoured semi-hard cheese) and mature English Cheddar. It’s the sort of recipe you can really use your imagination on and try different cheeses – flavoured cheeses, perhaps a little Camembert or Brie, add a sprinkle of cayenne or chilli and some garlic powder… limitless options.
The ingredients as displayed on the Pioneer Woman website:
Fig’s Cheese Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
Combine the dry ingredients and then stir in the cheese, milk, egg and butter. Put dollops of the mixture into a 12 hole greased muffin tin and bake for 20-25 mins at 375F. Best eaten warm.