Do you like mixing sugar and salt? The trend is not new and has a lot a appeal. At Sweettablescapes, we know lots of people who love salted caramel, salted chocolate and the less obvious combos including bacon and other savory flavors married with sweet ingredients. This recipe for a Bacon and Prune Loaf tickled our fancy and we can honestly say…no regrets!!
The recipe stems for one of our go-to little baking books “Quatre-quarts For Ever” and is quick, easy and really tasty. Give it a try!
120 slated butter
120g buckwheat flour (we used plain whole wheat) + 20 g to sprinkle on prunes (this helps prevent them from completely sinking to the bottom of the pan)
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
200g small bacon cubes (“lardons”)
120 g pitted dry prunes
Preheat oven to 350F
In a medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar and pinch of salt with an electric mixer until mixture is light in color and creamy.
Melt butter in microwave and add to the egg mixture while mixing. Add flour and baking powder.
In a frying pan, cook bacon bits on medium heat for about 5 minutes and discard fat.
Cut prunes in quarters and sprinkle them with flour.
Add bacon and prunes to the egg and flour mixture.
Spray loaf pan with anti-stick spray, unless you are using a silicone pan. Pour batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.
Enjoy with a salad, or as an aperitif treat.