British Bacon Rolls

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by Amber on December 30, 2012

So here’s the thing. The Brits get a lot of flack for ‘tasteless’ food. But after two years living there and nearly a decade in a relationship with an Englishman, I’m here to tell you that this is entirely a falsehood. From curries to roast dinners, British cuisine is some of the best in the world.

Case in point: can you imagine anything more decadent and tasty than melty sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in crispy bacon?

I first experienced British bacon rolls, made with what the Brits term as “streaky” bacon (us Americans just call it bacon) and super sharp cheddar, at the first Christmas I spent at James’s parents house.

James’s step-mum pulled out a fancy Marks & Spencer package (trust me, anything from M&S is super posh) and proceeded to bake them off. The smell alone was enough to have me salivating while I sat on the couch, but biting into a hot Bacon Roll for the first time was kinda life changing.

British Bacon Rolls are a perfectly indulgent way to send off 2012. Before we plan our new work out routines and healthy eating plans, one last hurrah to the beauty of the holiday season.

Whether you serve them as a party hors d’oeuvre or just for the family as a quiet ringing in for the new year, I think you’re going to love every British bite.

Happy New Year, from our house to yours!


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JenniferA December 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

This is brilliant with the freezing. I must make these!

p.s. Happy New Year!! :-)

Amber December 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Happy New Year, Jen! I tried making them once without freezing the cheese, and it did not go well.

Nicole December 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I’m not going to let Phil see this because I think he’d start requesting it daily. And I like how you give suggestions for leftovers like there would actually be some! :-)

Amber December 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Hehe, Nicole – we actually did have leftovers, but that’s because I made them at breakfast time, and we were both like WHOA BACON AND CHEESE TOO MUCH. But I’m thinking about chopping them up tomorrow to toss into a potato hash with some scrambled eggs on the side.

Miss December 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Holy Moly! I’m in love! Happy New Year friend!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies December 31, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Happy New Year, Miss!

Elizabeth Ann December 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM

I love anything wrapped in bacon! :-) YUM!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies December 31, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Me too, Elizabeth Ann! Happy New Year!

Aimee @ Simple Bites December 31, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Hurrah for the Brits!! Looks crazy good, miss. Happy New Year! xo

Amber December 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Happy New Year, Aimee!

Bonnie K December 31, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Two of some of my faves thing to eat. Extra sharp cheddar and bacon. I will have to try this when we get our new fridge. It died on Christmas Eve. Happy New Year to you and James.

Amber January 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Always happens at the worst times, doesn’t it, Bonnie? I hope you’re enjoying your new fridge by now, and a happy 2013!

Bonnie K January 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM

So far, good. :) My vegetables don’t freeze anymore. No frosting on the back of the fridge. The old fridge was a lemon. I’ve been wanting to replace it. My husband had to agree to a new fridge when the old one died. I’m happy now.

Kate | Food Babbles January 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Holy cow!! Melty cheese wrapped in crispy bacon?!? YES PLEASE! Those sound amazing. Two of my favorite things completely unadulterated. Love! Happy New Year :)

Amber January 7, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Haha! Unadulterated snacks. We should write a book called that. Happy New Year, Kate!

shelly (cookies and cups) January 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Well, carbs be gone! I can get behind this protein :)

Amber January 7, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I’m starting a new trend – Atkins gone wild.

Rikki-Dee January 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

This is genius. I have to make these.

Amber January 7, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I hope you let me know how you like them, Rikki-Dee!

Katie | GoodLife Eats January 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Ok. My stomach is growling. Cheese and bacon? What could possibly be better than that…besides chocolate. But not together. Happy New Year, Amber!

Amber January 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Well, I’ve had chocolate dipped bacon, and it was pretty awesome. It might work if you did it with a less strong cheese.. but anyway.. ha! Happy New Year, Katie. It’s nice to see you around.

Tracy January 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM

There isn’t a thing I don’t like about these gorgeous little bundles. Hope you had a fabulous New Year, friend! :-)

Amber January 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Back at ya, babe. I’ve missed you :)

Allison January 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I love those Brits! And these look fantastic – a MUST TRY.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Oh my… Darron would go nuts for these. They might have to make an appearance for the Super Bowl at my house. :)

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