This delicious Bacon & Egg Pies recipe is perfect for non-Muslims who enjoy the hearty combination of bacon and eggs. The individual shortcrust pastries are a delicious mix of a Scotch egg and a gala cake, making them an outstanding addition to any summer spread. These pork pies will satisfy your appetite and impress your guests. Enjoy the delicious flavors and textures of this delicious dish!
- some oil for the can
- 500g pack of whole butter shortcrust pastry
- some flour for dusting
- good piece of butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 8 slices of bacon, trimmed of fat and diced
- ½ tsp ground mace
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp crème fraîche
- 12 quail eggs
- a few pinches of poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
- Grease each hole of a 12-hole muffin tin, then line each with a long strip of baking paper.
- Roll out two-thirds of the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out 12 x 10-11 cm circles (you may need to roll out the leftovers again).
- Press a circle into each hole to form a line. Wrap the remaining dough in cling film.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and bacon until the onion is soft and the bacon is crispy and browned.
- Stir in the mace for 1 minute, then transfer to a bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
- Stir in 1 egg and the crème fraîche and season generously.
- Divide the mixture between the holes and press firmly with the back of a spoon to create a well in the middle.
- Crack 1 quail egg into each hole and season lightly.
- Whisk the remaining egg and brush the edges of the dough with it.
- Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 12 x 6-7 cm circles.
- Place a lid on each cake and gently press the edges of the pastry together to seal.
- Brush with the remaining egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
- Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
- Allow to cool in the tin and then carefully lift out using the parchment strips.
Equipment and tools
- rolling pin
- Round cutter
- Muffin tin
- frying pan
- measuring spoon
Please note that this recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (butter, crème fraîche)
- Gluten (shortcrust pastry)
- Eggs (large eggs and quail eggs)
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the pies in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Bacon and Egg Tarts
Bacon and egg tarts are a delicious and filling dish that many people enjoy. Although they aren’t always associated with health, these cakes can actually provide several health benefits when made with the right ingredients. Let’s take a closer look at some of the potential health benefits of bacon and egg tarts:
1. High quality protein source
Bacon and eggs are excellent sources of high-quality protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a critical role in building and repairing tissue, supporting the immune system, and producing enzymes and hormones.
2. Essential nutrients
Bacon and eggs are also rich in various essential nutrients. Eggs, for example, are full of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin B12. They also contain minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium and phosphorus.
Bacon, on the other hand, contains B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6. These vitamins are important for energy production, maintaining brain function, and supporting a healthy nervous system.
3. Good source of healthy fats
Although bacon is often associated with high levels of unhealthy fats, it’s worth noting that it also contains monounsaturated fats. These fats are considered heart-healthy and, when consumed in moderation, can help improve cholesterol levels.
4. Rich in antioxidants
Bacon contains important antioxidants such as selenium. Antioxidants play a critical role in protecting the body from oxidative stress and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
5. Quail eggs for additional nutrition
By incorporating quail eggs into your bacon and egg pies, you can boost the nutritional value even further. Quail eggs are highly nutritious and known to be rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also have lower cholesterol and calorie content compared to chicken eggs.
When making bacon and egg pies, it is important to use high quality and fresh ingredients. Opting for shortcrust pastry with butter and removing excess fat from the bacon can help reduce the overall saturated fat content of the dish. In addition, using a minimal amount of oil and butter and adding plenty of vegetables can further increase the nutritional value of the pies.
So next time you indulge in a slice of bacon and egg pie, remember that it can provide you with important nutrients, high-quality protein, and even some surprising health benefits. Remember to consume it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.