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Ploughman mini bacon loaves

Ploughman mini bacon loaves

A loaf? With bacon in it? A bacon buttie like you've never seen it before. Makes about 12-14 loaves

  • Cooking: 25 mins

What you need:

  • 240g premium wiltshire cure unsmoked back bacon rashers, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 30ml (2tbsp) baking powder
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 450ml (1/2pt) semi skimmed milk
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 5-6 pickled onions, sliced
  • 50g (2oz) cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • Pinch salt

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4, 180˚C, 350˚F.
  2. Into a large bowl place flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Break eggs into a jug and lightly mix with a fork. Add the milk and mix together.
  4. Place the butter into a hot frying pan and add the bacon, cook for 2-3 minutes until the bacon is cooked through. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. Add the cooked bacon to the flour and mix, and then add the onions, cheese and tomato.
  6. Fold together the bacon and flour mixture with the egg and milk mix, using a large spoon until all ingredients are thoroughly combined - be careful not to over mix
  7. Fill each lined mini loaf tin or large muffin case almost to the top with about 3 large spoonfuls of the mixture.
  8. Cook in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden.
  9. Serve hot or cold, sliced with or without butter, extra pickled onions and cheese

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