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?
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
2-3 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
350g plain flour
2 pints milk
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
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.
Add the remaining oil and allow to become intensely hot. Also, place your “lid” on the heat to get hot. Very hot.
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”.
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.
Continue cooking for about a further 5 minutes and check if cooked.
Remove from the heat and serve with a good chutney and a simple leaf salad.
Mornibg Elinor, oh I know a couple of boys who would enjoy that feast!
Oh yes, boys do love fire. My boys love the smell on their clothes afterwards x
This looks so amazing! Love the improvised Dutch oven idea too.
Next time I might try using a baking sheet with more fire embers on top. Surely it must work? x
Clever! I just might have to try this camping next time.
I love how you make this work!
It wouldn’t be my choice on the menu but that is only personal preference. Looks fab!
Some of my favourite flavours mixed in there. It sounds delicious. It’s great that you managed to improvise a Dutch oven.
Erica, exactly you can’t go wrong with bacon, onion and eggs can you? x
It’s lunch time, I am starving, and I absolutely could probably eat this all in one sitting!! Looks delicious!
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
That looks amazing! I only wish I could cook as this when out and about!
This looks amazing and so easy to do. I’ve got these ingredients so think I’ll try it out this week!
Sounds delicous its great u improvised a Dutch oven and u got to make it work.
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!
This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try it!
I would need to make a few small changes but overall I’ll definitely be trying this out!
I like to think lots about food too haha. That looks delish so keep up the improvisation.
Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing. Will save this for when we go camping
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!
Love the improvised oven. This looks very tasty
Wow – this looks absolutely amazing. How wonderful is your website! I’ll definitely be back x
Oh Katy, so kind xx
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
Oo this looks delicious and something a bit different. My husband would love this, he’s a bacon addict!
Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely delicious. What a fun meal to make as a family!
I have been experimenting with wheat free batter (yorkshires, pancakes, toad in the hole etc) and love the sound of this one (replacing the bacon as I’m a veggie. Love how it is cooked outside!