Priced at Asda April 2019Line a 1.5 litre loaf tin. I use a silicone liner like this one, which I can use over and over again. Or you can line it with baking parchment
Grill the bacon until crispy, keeping all the juices. Leave to cool.
In a bowl, sieve in the flour, baking powder and paprika. Add the olives, cheese, bacon and all the juices, thyme and pepper and mix well together.
Use a jug to whisk together the eggs and oil.
Now treat the mixture like a muffin and tip the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing just enough to combine. Lots of mixing will toughen the finished loaf. Transfer the mixture to the lined tin and bake at 200c/400f/gas mark 6 for 45-50 minutes until golden. Leave in the tin for a few minutes to firm up before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. click here to start a 45 minute timer
If enjoying this glorious loaf as a main meal, serve 1/6 per person with a salad of iceberg and cucumber, or some hot veg. It’s pretty difficult to cut into neat slices when hot, so if you want it hot, I would make it in individual portions in small loaf tins or muffin tins.