Happy St. George’s Day! Piquanté pepper and bacon baps!

 Well I thought I best do something a little different today seen as it is St George’s Day!

I am trying to get good at bread now, so I am reading these magazine issues: http://bread.insanelyinterested.com/issue/issue-1/ The editions are free from 2012, and then look a reasonable price for 2013 and current editions. I am literally reading the first.

I haven’t tried the old sourdough thing yet which seems very popular at the moment, and in all these books and websites I am looking at, so just have fast action yeast from a packet. It has always done me well. I’ve tried the fresh stuff, but never got much of a difference…I am sure I’ll be learning more about it soon. The recipe was as follows:

  • 12oz of strong white bread flour
  • 4 oz of granary flour
  • About 2tsp salt and 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 sachet of yeast
  • Water to make it up – I’m afraid I never measure it out, I just pour it in and mix until it is about right! 


I made the dough and when it was ready, I knocked it back, rolled it out and put chopped up piquanté peppers and cooked bacon on top, and kneaded it all in. Oh yum! I think 2 rashers of bacon and about 4 peppers…but I wasn’t really paying attention, just adding what looked right!

I made them into 3oz rolls (I’ve started weighing them as I am useless at getting them all the same size!) and left them to rise again whilst the oven was hotting up!

in the oven!

I made up some plain flour, water and red food colouring and whacked it in a piping bag and piped on crosses! A brush with some egg and then in the oven for about 20 mins.




I think that they turned out pretty well, and with a bit of cheese and butter…oh yum!

So what do you think? I would love to know your opinions as I am trying to get top notch at this stuff.


Thanks so much for taking the time to read!

the finished bread!


Oh yummy!




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