Bacon and Cheese Savoury Cake

rustic bacon cheddar bread

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A delicious Bacon and Cheese Savoury Cake, or a no-yeast savoury bread, which is perfect for serving alongside soups or on picnics. Delicious served warm or cold.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Line a 13 x 23 cm ( 5 x 9 in) loaf tin with baking paper.
  3. Chop the bacon or lardon into small cubes and fry in a little oil until they are just crisp. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Place the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
  5. Add the cheese and bacon (or lardon), and mix well.
  6. Measure the milk in a large measuring jug.
  7. Add the eggs, mustard and oil, and whisk to combine.
  8. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until everything has just come together.
  9. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  10. Cool the cake on a wire rack and serve warm or cold.

Kitchen Notes

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.