Adventures in Baking on Bequia (3)

Last post in this series as I’m running out of time. I didn’t bake very often during this visit, and I’m kind of stretching this last baking adventure a bit by offering something savory as well as sweet – and no bread at all – for you consideration…

At Christmas, my nephew found this brilliant recipe for Potato Cheddar Bacon Tart, which I promptly named Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes, because strips of bacon form a “crust” around the potato and cheese filling. While we were putting this together yesterday afternoon, Dennis said, although he knew the recipe didn’t, he had the odd impression it may have had Ukrainian origins – potatoes, cheese, bacon fat = heavy, but delicious!

Bacon strips are spiralled out from the centre of the pie plate to eventually form the crust. Sliced potatoes are layered with onions, garlic and old-cheddar cheese, mounded in the centre with bacon hanging over the sides that is then pulled over to completely cover the potato filling.That dish is covered with a piece of parchment paper and a lid – in this case, another pie plate. Bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours and this is what you get… Flip it over onto a plate and, voila! Instant yumminess!

And, if that wasn’t enough, I then baked a Crack Pie for dessert…

Both of which went very well with the Kansas City Ribs Dennis had been barbecuing all afternoon.

Delicious! (Plates and serving dishes made by Doug Andrews of Calgary, by the way!)

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