Saturday, May 30, 2015


serves 12

1 oz bran 
4 fl oz milk 
3½ oz self-raising flour 
3½ oz wholemeal flour 
2 teaspoons fine demerara sugar 
pinch baking powder 
3 oz smoked bacon lardons, cooked until browned
1 lemon, zest only
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
3 tablespoons clear honey 
3 oz butter 
1 free-range egg 
3½ fl oz plain yoghurt 
extra butter, to serve

Soak the bran in the milk for five minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Sift the flours, sugar and baking powder into a bowl. Add the bacon, lemon zest and cinnamon. Heat the honey and melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Off the heat, beat in the egg, yoghurt and bran with its milk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in the bowl. Spoon the batter into muffin cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve with butter.

bacon recipe source: Simon Rimmer, Something for the Weekend, BBC Food

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