Parmesan Biscuits with Bacon and Yeast Flakes

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Appears in
Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

By Ole Mouritsen

Published 2014

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Milk and eggs from domestic fowl are particularly important animal products. Although cow’s milk has only a little umami, dairy products such as cheese can have a great deal. Eggs are also a good source and are important ingredients in many prepared products; mayonnaise being a prime example.


  • 40 g (1⅓ oz) bacon
  • 80 g (


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F) and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Cut the bacon into small, thin strips and fry it in a skillet until it is crisp. Allow it to cool. Reserve the fat and chill it.
  3. Mix together the flour, yeast flakes, sugar,