Hot Bacon Cake
A comforting savoury cake, made up with plenty of cheese, ketchup, Henderson’s Relish and, of course, bacon.
(You can get irregularly shaped ‘cooking bacon’ from some supermarkets, and it would be perfect here)
(something with a strong flavour, like a mature cheddar)
(or any other variety you have to hand – more on that next week)
(or Worcestershire sauce)
plus a little extra for glazing.
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Chop your bacon, then grill or fry it until it starts to crisp.
Sift your salt and flour together, then grate in the cold butter. This should make it nice and easy to rub the mixture until it has the texture of fine breadcrumbs without having to overwork it.
Add two thirds of the cheese and all of the bacon.
Mix the milk, ketchup and Henderson’s Relish then combine steadily with the dry ingredients to form a rough dough.
Roll on a floured surface to form a round about 20cm across. Brush with milk, then slice it into four.
Place together on a greased baking sheet, then scatter the remaining cheese over the dough. Bake for 30 minutes.
Eat, slathered with butter and topped with eggs or sausages, if you like.