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Bacon cheese baked pancake

{VANESSA} After our taste of fame on the Mikes new show Family Recipes we were stoked to be asked to do a 7 minute cooking segment on the Good Morning show. The only problem is – it’s LIVE! For Family Recipes (27 mins of actual TV) we did 2 full days and a 2 hour interview so there would have been lots of chances to pick and choose the best bits and thankfully delete out the stuff ups! There was a spillage of beef stock, a near miss with the food processor, lots of giggles and more than likely a few inappropriate comments out of our mouths. We decided to cook baked pancakes – a cross between a Yorkshire pud and a Dutch baked pancake. Being more a savoury fan (cheese over dessert most times) I decided to turn what is a very basic batter into a delicious brunch. I used bacon and cheddar cheese with a few grilled tomatoes but any flavoursome cheese will work and change the bacon for ham, pastrami, sausages, smoked fish or even salmon. Fingers crossed we our pancakes behave on the day and our “one I prepared earlier puffs up on time” Phew feeling a tad nervous now…

Bacon and cheese baked pancakes
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I have doubled my recipe – both Ingrid and I have used the same batter mix but I have done mine in a large rectangle dish. This serves 3-4 people
Serves: 3-4

What you need
  • 25 grams butter (for greasing the pan)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 4 tomatoes quartered or 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • Chopped parsley to garnish

How to make
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Lightly beat the eggs and milk until combined.
  3. Add sifted flour and salt.
  4. Lightly mix to combine – don’t over mix and don’t worry about a few small lumps.
  5. Grease the baking dish (cast iron works best) with the butter and put into the oven for about 3 minutes.
  6. Pour the batter into the hot dish, add the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Dont peek!
  8. Whilst the pancake is cooking fry the bacon and tomatoes in the same frying pan. If its a non-stick pan you wont need any butter or oil.
  9. When the pancake is brown and puffy at the sides its ready.
  10. Serve in the baking dish topped with crispy bacon, sweet, juicy tomatoes and parsley to garnish.
  11. Chilli sauce, tomato sauce or a chutney would be the perfect match.


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