100ggruyére cheesegrated (check it is vegetarian - some aren't)
2sprigs rosemaryfinely chopped
2sprigs thymefinely chopped
Turn on your oven to 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4. Place the garlic cloves (still in their skins) in foil, drizzle with a little sunflower oil, and place in the oven, (as it heats up), for 20 minutes. Remove and leave to cool.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together - flours, baking powder, most of the cheese (hold back a few tablespoons for sprinkling later), rosemary, thyme and salt.
In a jug, beat together the wet ingredients - eggs, buttermilk, and sunflower oil. Remove the garlic cloves from their skins by chopping off the root end and squeezing the insides out. Add this garlic paste to the wet ingredients and beat. If any large lumps of garlic remain, squash them with a fork.
Add half of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together gently to combine. Gradually add the rest of the wet ingredients until just combined. Be very careful not to over-mix, (don't be tempted to use a food mixer, even on its lowest setting - your muffins will end up heavy and dense).
Divide the mixture between six muffin cases, (an ice-cream scoop is very handy for this), and sprinkle with the remaining gruyére. Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.