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Bacon and Onion Pudding

This can be baked in the oven as a pie instead of steaming

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bacon & onion pudding

a traditional steamed pudding
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine English
Servings 4
Calories 770.44 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • pyrex dish
  • Pyrex 1 litre measuring jug
  • aluminium foil

Ingredients
  

Pastry

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 90 g veg oil
  • pinch salt

Filling

  • 175 g bacon pieces
  • 300 g onions chopped into dice

To Serve

  • 320 g peas
  • 1 kg potatoes

Instructions
 

  • Mix the flour, oil and salt with enough cold water to bring the mix together into a wet dough which comes away cleanly from the sides of your mixing bowl. The dough should be easily manipulated and stretchy, but not stick to your fingers.
  • Fry the bacon and onions together.
  • Line your pudding basin with approx 1 cm thick layer of pastry (keeping 1/3rd for a lid, then fill with the bacon and onion mix, and then use the remaining third as a lid.
  • This will only fill your basin to approximately 3/4 full, but don’t worry, it will grow when you steam it.
  • Place a pleated piece of foil over the top and tie it around the rim and steam for approx 2-3 hrs in the slow cooker, or on your hob in a bain marie until the pastry is bulging above the top of your pudding basin.
  • Click here to start a 2 hour timer

Notes

Serve with 80g peas per person and 250g potato per person.
 
The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ
 
 
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