Devils on Horseback
2 tbsp mango chutney
8 ready-to-eat prunes, stoned
4 thin streaky bacon rashers (slices)
8 rounds of bread
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter
salt and ground black pepper
1 Preheat the grill (broiler). Push a little mango chutney inside each prune.
2 Stretch the bacon rashers with the back of a knife and cut each one in half. Roll the bacon around the prunes and secure with a wooden cocktail stick (toothpick).
3 Cook under a medium grill, turning once, for a few minutes until the bacon is crisp and golden brown.
4 Meanwhile, cut the bread into 5cm/2in rounds with a pastry cutter. Fry the bread in the butter for 3–4 minutes, stirring, until golden brown on both sides.
5 Serve the bacon-wrapped prunes on the fried bread.