Egg, Bacon and Onion Pie

Egg, Bacon and Onion Pie


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This is a great pie that combines egg, bacon and onions in a homemade yeast pie shell. Eat hot or cold, alone or with vegetables.


Serves: 6 

  • Dough
  • 20g fresh yeast or 7g dried active baking yeast
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk, lukewarm
  • 1 pinch caster sugar
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • salt
  • 25g margarine
  • 1 eggs
  • Filling
  • 1kg onions, diced
  • 100g margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 25g bacon, diced
  • caraway seeds

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

  1. Dough: Crumble yeast into lukewarm milk then add 1 pinch of sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Mix flour, salt and margarine in a bowl then add egg and the yeast-milk mixture. Knead dough with the electric mixer and dough hook or by hand.
  3. Cover with foil and let rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size; about 45 to 60 minutes.
  4. Filling: Saute onions in 100g margarine or until soft and translucent. Transfer onions into a bowl then add the eggs and salt to the onions while they are still hot.
  5. Assembly: Grease a springform tin.
  6. Line tin with yeast dough and allow to rise for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Pour onion mixture onto the dough then add bacon and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.

Fresh yeast

Fresh Yeast can be purchased from bakeries that make and bake their own bread; you will need to ask for it.

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