Cheese, bacon & onion puff

Cheese, bacon & onion puff

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Bake a basic batter mixture with a few added ingredients for a simple family supper

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal680
  • fat51g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.15g
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  • 1 quantity of batter (see 'Goes well with', below)
  • small knob of butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 140g cheddar, grated (this is about 200ml/7fl oz)



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8. Make up the batter as stated in the pancake recipe and set aside. Grease a large, round, ceramic dish, about 22cm wide, and dust it with the grated Parmesan.

  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Sizzle the bacon for about 5 mins until crisp, then leave to cool. Tip the bacon, onion and cheddar into the batter and stir until completely combined. Tip the batter into the prepared dish so it comes almost to the top, then bake for 30-35 mins until puffed up and golden. Bring piping hot to the table and serve straight from the dish with a crisp salad.

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25th Oct, 2014
I cannot understand the positive reviews of this dish it was utterly disgusting. I have made so many lovely recipes from BBC Good Food but this was a huge disappointment. My boyfriend, who will always sweetly lie to me and tell me everything I cook is lovely, looked at me in mild panic after taking a bite. After I tried it myself I chucked it straight in the bin. Simply horrid.
15th Dec, 2013
Very nice :)
28th May, 2013
Fantastic recipe. Nice & quick. My little boy hates onions so I omitted them but he gobbled up the lot
6th Apr, 2013
Made this for tea and though very tasty it looked nothing like mine! Where does the yellow come from in the picture! Also mine did not puff up as much as shown! Next time I will double the ingredients as only just serves 4 with no seconds and my lot loved it so much they all wanted seconds! I served it with peas, but will also serve it with potatoes next time! Very yummy recipe that took exactly the stated time to cook!Another great recipe from Good food!
10th Dec, 2011
Quite very interesting and simple to cook...
30th Nov, 2011
We really enjoyed this, next time I would use a shallower dish to cook for a shorter time, also did not bother with the parmeasan just greased and dusted with flour. Even kids enjoyed!
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15th Sep, 2011
I used more bacon, cheese & onion and left out the parmesan. Went down a treat, family loved it so will definitely do it again.
7th Aug, 2011
Delicious! Replaced 40g of cheddar with emmenthal as it was leftover in the fridge, and only used 6 rashers of bacon. The parmesan stuck to the dish so might do without next time or sprinkle on the top. After 15 mins I covered it with foil as the top was done. It was completely cooked in 25 mins (maybe dish was a little big?). Will make again.
25th Oct, 2010
Well this was so tasty added mushrooms as well. But with this receipe you can put anything in it . Will be doing this again defiantly.
4th Oct, 2010


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