Unsmoked Wiltshire Back Bacon Ploughmans Mini Bacon Loaves

A wonderful take on the traditional English Ploughmans, wonderful for picnics and watching the cricket on a lazy sunny afternoon.

240g Denhay Wiltshire Cure unsmoked back bacon, trimmed and cut into large pieces
450g plain flour
2tbsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 medium free-range eggs
450ml semi skimmed milk
25g butter
5-6 pickled onions, sliced
50g Cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
1 tomato roughly chopped

Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes
Serves 7 people


Preheat the oven to 180°C Gas Mk 4.

Place the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Break the eggs into a jug and lightly mix with a fork. Add the milk and mix well together.

Place the butter into a hot frying pan and add the Denhay bacon, cooking for 2-3 minutes until the bacon is cooked through. Allow to cool.

Once cool add the bacon to the flour mix, then add the onions, cheese and tomato. Fold together the bacon and flour mixture with the egg and milk mix using a large spoon until all ingredients are thoroughly combined but be careful not to over mix!

Line the muffin tin with large muffin cases with spoonsfuls of the mixture and cook in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes until well risen and golden.

Serve hot or cold with butter if you choose, pickled onions and plenty of crumbly cheddar cheese.


We have lots of delicious recipes using Denhay’s award winning dry cured bacon and gammon. Click on the links below to discover more.

Denhay - Recipe - Unsmoked Gammon & Pancetta Pie
Denhay - Recipe - Unsmoked Streaky Bacon with Jerusalem Artichokes, Lemon and Garlic
Denhay - Recipe - Smoked Back Bacon BLT Crostini
Denhay - Recipe - Smoked Streaky Bacon with Smoked Haddock and Eggs on Muffins