The other day while looking in my fridge I noticed I had quite a few of bacon rashers and eggs, suddenly a thought struck me; ‘I’ve never had a bacon and egg pie for years!’ So, i searched online for a recipe but making a pie was too much effort for me, though a flan was a much easier option. This is the recipe I followed for a 24cm dia flan dish.
6 ounces (175g) bought ready-made shortcrust pastry
6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, approximately 120g
6 medium eggs
1/2 pint (300ml) milk
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/400F/Gas mark 6.
Roll out the pastry and line the prepared flan dish with the pastry.
Beat the eggs with the milk, add the mixed herbs to taste.
Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry the bacon until it is cooked and the fat is crispy.
Place the bacon into the pastry flan case, and then pour the eggs and milk mixture over the top.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the filling has set and the pastry is golden brown
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Italian Herb Bread.
I thought I’d try and make my homemade machine bread a bit more tasty, so I tried out the following recipe. I only used half the amounts to make it, in case I didn’t like the taste.
1.1/2 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
6 Tablespoons – Soft Butter/Margarine
4 Cups – Self Raising Flour
1. 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
2 Tablespoons – Sugar
1. 1/2 Tablespoons – Italian Herb Seasoning (dried onion optional –but didn’t have any!)
1. 1/2 Teaspoons – Quick Yeast
Added the liquid to the machine first, followed by the other ingredients and finally, the yeast.
Punched in the appropriate setting for the type of bread I wanted and pressed start. At the beginning of the final RISE of the dough, I sprinkled more dried herbs on the top and left the machine to continue its cycle. After cooling, I tried the bread dipped in Minestrone soup. I’ve also tried it with creamed soups and equally nice.