Bacon and prunes: an unusual pairing for a delicious loaf!

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!

You’ll need:

2 eggs

120g sugar

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.IMG_0113

Melt butter in microwave and add to the egg mixture while mixing. Add flour and baking powder.IMG_0115

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. IMG_0114

IMG_0117Add bacon and prunes to the egg and flour mixture.IMG_0116


Spray loaf pan with anti-stick spray, unless you are using a silicone pan. Pour batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.IMG_0119


Enjoy with a salad, or as an aperitif treat.



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