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Bacon and Cheese Bombs

Bacon wrapped pesto and cheese bombs. Perfect for kids party or cocktails bites. I mean who can say no to cheese and bacon together.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings


  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup pesto

For the dough

  • 1.5 tbsps water warm
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsps active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour (240 grams)
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a small bowl, gently stir together warm water, sugar and yeast and let stand until foamy for about 5 minutes.
  • In a saucepan or a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add milk and heat to lukewarm. Stir in the yeast mixture, flour and salt in a large mixing bowl with a spatula until combined to slightly sticky dough that forms a ball.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, adding in more flour (little by little) if dough is too sticky. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic
  • Form into a ball and put in buttered bowl and cover with a cling film to raise. let it rise in a warm place 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Once the dough is ready, punch down and release all the air and distribute the dough in 20 equal parts.
  • Slice the bacon strips into to vertical halfs. Chop the cheeese cubes in 20 equal cubes.
  • Press down the dough to a small rounds, spread a little pesto, place the cheese cube in the middle and seal the dough to make a round or oval. Wrap it in one of the bacon strips and seal it with a toothpick or fruit skewer.
  • Repeat for all 20 pieces. In the meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai. Very carefully drop the bacon wrapped cheese bombs in hot oil 2-3 pieces at a time. Fry on one side till golden brown and turn over. Remove from oil when both sides are golden brown.
  • Let it cool atleast 2-3 minutes before serving with ketchup, chilli mayo or may be more pesto.


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