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Devils on Horseback Recipe   HT  PFC  25mins plus soaking


Makes 12  Appetizers     Hot  Dried Fruit  Pork   Party Food   Buffet  Parties  Appetizer   Eggless



12 Large Prunes

300ml/10fl.oz. Boiling Water

12 Pimento-stuffed Olives

6 rashers Streaky Bacon

4 Slices of White Bread (from a large loaf)





1. Place the prunes in a large bowl. Cover with the boiling water and allow to soak for 20 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, cut each bacon rasher in half width-ways and stretch each half lengthways with the back of a knife.


3. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7 and line a baking tray with aluminium foil.


4. Drain the prunes well, remove the stones and place an olive in the centre of each prune.


5. Wrap each prune with a stretched half rasher of bacon and secure with a cocktail stick.


6. Place the wrapped prunes on the foil-lined baking tray and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the bacon is browned and crispy.


7. Meanwhile, remove the crusts from the slices of bread and toast.


8. To serve -  Butter the toast liberally and cut into quarters (either squares or triangles).  Alternatively, cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place on a heated serving dish and top each quarter with a wrapped prune, spearing the end of the cocktail stick into the toast. Serve immediately.


These can be prepared 1 day in advance. Make to stage 6 then cover and refrigerate the uncooked devils.


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