Bacon and onion roly-poly

    1 hour 5 min

    Traditional comfort food. For a kick add some thinly sliced hot chorizo! Serve alongside a salad or some veg for a complete meal.


    Poitou-Charentes, France
    263 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 200g self raising flour
    • 100g suet (I use vegetable suet)
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • a little cold water
    • 6 to 8 rashers bacon
    • 1 large onion, finely sliced
    • 1 Oxo® cube (beef stock cube)

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Make the suet pastry: using self raising flour rub in the suet until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs then add the salt and pepper. Add just enough water to make a stiff dough (add a little at a time). Roll out on a floured piece of greaseproof paper (about 40x40 cm) to make an oblong.
    3. Lay the bacon over the pastry leaving 2cm clear around the edge. Cover the bacon with the sliced onion, and sprinkle the stock cube over the top.
    4. Use a little water to wet around the edge of the pastry, and roll up like a Swiss roll. Use the paper to push it over. Finish with the seam at the bottom, and loosely cover with the paper. Use the paper to transfer to a baking tray.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, uncovering for the last 10 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown, the onions are tender and the bacon is no longer pink. Remove from the oven, slice and serve.


    Serve with onion gravy or I like a mustard sauce. This will serve 4 with a large appetite or 6 normal.

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    i made it for me tea last night. brilliant recipy, iwhen i made it the crust on the outside was crispy and crunchy, and the inside was soft and really nice and juicy. the wife liked it so much she wants it again soon.  -  19 Nov 2017