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Bacon and Onion Pudding
This can be baked in the oven as a pie instead of steaming
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 90 g veg oil
- pinch salt
- 175 g bacon pieces
- 300 g onions chopped into dice
- 320 g peas
- 1 kg potatoes
- 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
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