Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding

 

I think about food a lot.  When I can’t sleep I think of food, flavours (ok maybe cocktails too), and it was one of those sleepless nights that I had an idea of cooking a batter pudding in a Dutch oven.  The problem is I don’t have a Dutch oven but I thought surely I could make one?

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

I eventually came up with the idea of either using an old oven tray (didn’t have one of those) or an old metal dustpan lid (which I did have).  If it didn’t work then I would just have to flip over the batter pudding and be done with it.  Luckily, it worked and tasted fabulous.

Next time I make this recipe, I think I might reduce the amount of milk to enable a puffier finish but it’s tasty either way.  Boy was it delicious cold with a beer.

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook
Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 2-3 tablespoon sunflower oil
  2. 1 large onion, chopped
  3. 6 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
  4. 350g plain flour
  5. 2 pints milk
  6. 4 eggs
  7. Black pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Once your fire is hot and throwing out a lot of heat, place your pan on the grill, add 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the onion until starting to soften then add the bacon and allow to colour slightly. Remove from the heat otherwise this will burn and become bitter.
  2. Add the remaining oil and allow to become intensely hot. Also, place your “lid” on the heat to get hot. Very hot.
  3. For the batter, mix together the flour, milk, eggs, black pepper, and beat together until all lumps removed. Once the oil is smoking hot, pour over the batter mix and immediately cover with the hot “lid”.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the onion and bacon mix to the batter pudding and sprinkle over the thyme leaves, place the lid back on and cover with the embers from the fire or hot logs as I used.
  5. Continue cooking for about a further 5 minutes and check if cooked.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve with a good chutney and a simple leaf salad.
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Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

 Woodfired Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding by Beach Hut Cook

 

Cooking in a homemade Dutch Oven. Bacon and Onion Batter Pudding

23 Comments

  • Reply Ali 22nd March 2017 at 8:27 am

    Mornibg Elinor, oh I know a couple of boys who would enjoy that feast!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 24th March 2017 at 10:24 am

      Oh yes, boys do love fire. My boys love the smell on their clothes afterwards x

  • Reply Natasha 22nd March 2017 at 9:43 am

    This looks so amazing! Love the improvised Dutch oven idea too.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 24th March 2017 at 10:23 am

      Next time I might try using a baking sheet with more fire embers on top. Surely it must work? x

  • Reply Danielle Chassin 22nd March 2017 at 11:44 am

    Clever! I just might have to try this camping next time.

  • Reply Donna Billson 22nd March 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I love how you make this work!

    It wouldn’t be my choice on the menu but that is only personal preference. Looks fab!

  • Reply Erica Price 23rd March 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Some of my favourite flavours mixed in there. It sounds delicious. It’s great that you managed to improvise a Dutch oven.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 24th March 2017 at 10:21 am

      Erica, exactly you can’t go wrong with bacon, onion and eggs can you? x

  • Reply Emma Raphael 24th March 2017 at 12:57 pm

    It’s lunch time, I am starving, and I absolutely could probably eat this all in one sitting!! Looks delicious!

  • Reply Natalia 24th March 2017 at 3:16 pm

    never tried those dishes but they look amazing! it looks a bit like an omelette but I’m sure it’s thicker and the texture must be different, yuum! xx

  • Reply Jon 27th March 2017 at 3:47 pm

    That looks amazing! I only wish I could cook as this when out and about!

  • Reply Joanna 27th March 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Sounds delicous its great u improvised a Dutch oven and u got to make it work.

  • Reply Jo 27th March 2017 at 6:14 pm

    This looks amazing and so easy to do. I’ve got these ingredients so think I’ll try it out this week!

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus 27th March 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Haha I think about food a lot as well! I know my friend would love this bacon pudding he loves anything with piggy in it!

  • Reply Five little doves 27th March 2017 at 9:45 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try it!

  • Reply Rhiannon-Skye Boden 28th March 2017 at 7:14 am

    I would need to make a few small changes but overall I’ll definitely be trying this out!

  • Reply Alina 28th March 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I like to think lots about food too haha. That looks delish so keep up the improvisation.

  • Reply Kara 28th March 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing. Will save this for when we go camping

  • Reply Emma 28th March 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Yum – this looks absolutely delicious – my type of food….and everything’s better with bacon right? Like a cross between a frittata and a Yorkshire pudding!

  • Reply Kerry norris 30th March 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Love the improvised oven. This looks very tasty

  • Reply Katy Stevens 31st March 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Wow – this looks absolutely amazing. How wonderful is your website! I’ll definitely be back x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 31st March 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Oh Katy, so kind xx

  • Reply Chelsea Elizabeth 19th April 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Wow! This sounds and looks sooo nice! And so easy to make too. I’ll definitely be trying this out very soon. Thanks for sharing

    http://www.chelsea-elizabeth.co.uk

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