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

  • Freezable

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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6th Sep, 2010
I made this today with my 14yr old son and it was really lovely and so full of flavour. He'll make it by himself from now on (yeah, easy cooking day!) as it was so simple and was polished of by everyone at the table. We stuck to the ingredients as listed and wouldn't change anything.
20th Jul, 2009
A perfect weeknight meal- even the kids loved it! Have made it as written and also making substitutions with what I've had on hand. Always a winner!
12th Feb, 2009
Used onion instead of spring onions and used far too much cheese cause that's what Hubbie likes and he loved this. Will definately make again.
7th Feb, 2009
This is a "bendy" recipe:- you can use any good, strong cheese, I used the bits and bobs left in the fridge, including pecorino, and it was fab. I also like to use red onion for colour, and it was a great way to use up the leftovers from a gammon joint - terrific for the day before payday, when the store cupboard comes into its own!
15th Jan, 2009
I made this for my family who thoroughly enjoyed it I made the following alterations: I used very strong Canadian Cheddar as we don't like Parmesan, I didn't have any spring onions so I used chopped onion and lightly softened it before frying the bacon. I served it with sausages, creamy mash and baked beans. I will definately be making this again.


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