Saturday, February 09, 2013


12 rashers of streaky bacon
1 large chopped onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
350 grams jar of crushed tomatoes
4 sliced celery sticks
1/4pint chicken stock
400 gram can butter beans
seasoning to taste

Cobbler topping:
3 oz. butter
8 oz. self-raising flour
2 teaspoon fresh chopped herbs
6 fl oz. milk

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Firstly cut three bacon rashers into little pieces and set aside for later. Cut the rest of the bacon up into pieces and fry in a little oil with the onions for 5-6 minutes and the celery for 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the beans and season to taste.

To make the cobbler topping, rub the flour with the butter and add the herbs, pinch of salt and the milk. This will form a light dough which you can then roll out on a floured surface and cut into 1/2-inch rounds. Put the tomato sauce into an ovenproof dish and then place the cobbler herby scones over the top of the mixture. Scatter cooked little pieces of bacon rashers over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cobbler has risen and is golden.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Recipe Chamber

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