Recipe Bacon Bunty (a Bacon Butty Bun)

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Ah, the Bacon Bunty: the fusion of back bacon and a bread roll that you never knew you needed. The idea here was to incorporate Canadian bacon into a dough for a simple farmhouse bread loaf. I had hoped that the bread itself would provide the bacon butty experience, but it wasn't quite enough. The solution? More Canadian bacon!

Ingredients

1 packet quick rising yeast
12 ounces (350 ml) lukewarm water
4 cups (500g) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
canola oil
8 ounces (225g) Canadian bacon / back bacon plus extra as desired
1 egg yolk

Directions

1. Place the yeast into a mixing bowl with some of the water. Allow to proof for 10 minutes. Add flour, salt, and most of the water. Mix using a stand mixer equipped with dough hooks, scraping down the sides periodically, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

2. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Kneed the dough to combine the remaining bits of flour, eliminating any dry spots. Coat the dough with oil and return to the mixing bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for an hour.

3. Preheat oven to 475°F (245°C). Cut back bacon into thick pieces and place on a baking sheet. Cook for 7 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Cut 8 ounces into small chunks. Set aside the better pieces for assembly into a sandwich if desired. Allow to cool.

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4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Combine chunks of back bacon with the dough.

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5. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). Oil the compartments of a muffin tin. Divide bacon dough into 12 equal portions and place in the muffin tin compartments. Combine egg yolk with a tablespoon of water and use to brush the surface of the dough balls.

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6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the surface is slightly browned and a toothpick comes out cleanly.

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7. Enjoy the bacon bunty roll with a thick slab of butter and add extra back bacon as desired to make a bacon bunty sandwich.
 
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I love the title of the recipe. The question is, would up add tomato ketchup or brown sauce the the split bun?
 

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I love the title of the recipe. The question is, would up add tomato ketchup or brown sauce the the split bun?

Thank you for reminding me...I didn't have a chance to pick up HP sauce. The dough is exactly what a farmhouse loaf would be, but with the extra crust added by the egg wash. It should be study enough to support a sauce along with the back bacon.
 

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Ah, the Bacon Bunty: the fusion of back bacon and a bread roll that you never knew you needed. The idea here was to incorporate Canadian bacon into a dough for a simple farmhouse bread loaf. I had hoped that the bread itself would provide the bacon butty experience, but it wasn't quite enough. The solution? More Canadian bacon!

Ingredients

1 packet quick rising yeast
12 ounces (350 ml) lukewarm water
4 cups (500g) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
canola oil
8 ounces (225g) Canadian bacon / back bacon plus extra as desired
1 egg yolk

Directions

1. Place the yeast into a mixing bowl with some of the water. Allow to proof for 10 minutes. Add flour, salt, and most of the water. Mix using a stand mixer equipped with dough hooks, scraping down the sides periodically, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

2. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Kneed the dough to combine the remaining bits of flour, eliminating any dry spots. Coat the dough with oil and return to the mixing bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for an hour.

3. Preheat oven to 475°F (245°C). Cut back bacon into thick pieces and place on a baking sheet. Cook for 7 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Cut 8 ounces into small chunks. Set aside the better pieces for assembly into a sandwich if desired. Allow to cool.

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4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Combine chunks of back bacon with the dough.

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5. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). Oil the compartments of a muffin tin. Divide bacon dough into 12 equal portions and place in the muffin tin compartments. Combine egg yolk with a tablespoon of water and use to brush the surface of the dough balls.

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6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the surface is slightly browned and a toothpick comes out cleanly.

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7. Enjoy the bacon bunty roll with a thick slab of butter and add extra back bacon as desired to make a bacon bunty sandwich.
What did you do with all those buns? That's a lot of buns.
 

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Oooh, those would be good with crispy bacon and a fried over easy egg inside. I'd get runny yolk on my chin probably but wouldn't care :p:
 

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Oooh, those would be good with crispy bacon and a fried over easy egg inside. I'd get runny yolk on my chin probably but wouldn't care :p:

I will make this again with what we call bacon (from the belly, not the back). I have also tried it as a breakfast sandwich, with an egg. Definitely worth the extra napkins.
 

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Oooh, those would be good with crispy bacon and a fried over easy egg inside. I'd get runny yolk on my chin probably but wouldn't care :p:

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Bacon Bunty with a fried egg. Not pictured: the entire roll of paper towel I needed to wipe my hands when I was eating it. Totally worth it.
 
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