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Bacon Cakes


(or Brummie Bacon Cakes, or Brummie Breakfast Cakes, or Bacon Breakfast Cakes)

Chopped bacon and cheese mixed into a simple dough, formed into flat cakes and baked.

Known from Newspaper reports at least since the 1920's, and anecdotally back to the 1860's.

See also: Bacon Fraise or Froise, Bacon Floddies

The original source of this receipt isn't known. Can you help?

Brummy Bacon Cakes (8 cakes)
3oz streaky bacon, diced
3 oz grated hard cheese
8 oz plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
¼ pint milk
2 oz butter

Lightly fry the bacon bits. Rub the flour into the butter and half of the cheese, the salt and baking powder, add the bacon. Add enough milk to make a soft dough. Form into 8 ½ thick patties, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in a hot oven until risen and browned, about 15 minutes.

This wartime receipt uses mashed potato instead of flour...

Making the Most of Bacon
Ministry of Food, Facts No 8
(Tamworth Herald - Saturday 29 September 1945)

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