This is the tastiest thing ever: MrsDrWho road tested it for me and reported that it was delicious. I think you could use any kind of ham, tinned fish or even cold chicken instead of the bacon. I cooked my bacon first while the oven was heating up, because I just think it tastes nicer that way. Other vegetables would be suitable too, maybe sweet potatoes or broccolini. I added some chopped spring onions and parmesan cheese as well.
The recipe is from the February AWW in their Back to School cooking feature.
Bacon and Vegie Loaf 10 serves for children, 5 for grown ups
- 100g short cut bacon, trimmed and chopped if not cooking it first
- 2 cups grated zucchini - one medium zucchini
- 1 cup grated carrot - about two medium carrots
- 1 cup grated tasty cheese
- 2 or 3 spring onions, chopped
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil of your choice
- 5 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180*C (160* fan forced) and line a 12 x 22cm loaf tin.
Place the bacon on a lined tray and cook in the oven till crispy as you prepare the rest of the loaf, about 10 minutes.
Pour into the tin and spread out evenly and bake for about 45 minutes, It will be cooked when the loaf has come away from the sides of the tin ever so slightly, it is golden on top and springs back to the touch.