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Monday, 11 February 2013

Cranberry, Bacon & Brie Panini

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When we were in town the other day I saw this sandwich advertised on one of the little cafe windows.  I think it was an Italian one.  It sounded fabulous.  Cranberry, Bacon and Brie Panini.   What's not to like about that!

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That very day I bought a wedge of Brie at the cheese mongers in the Market.  I was already formulating a plan in my head.  I already had some nice dry cure streaky bacon in the fridge.   I like to buy dry cure bacon.  It's not pumped full of water . . . nice.

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I used a spicy cranberry chutney, because I rather like that.   But regular cranberry sauce would be delicious as well I think.    I also added some greenery . . . mustard cress, for colour and for a bit of a peppery bite.

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Some nice fresh Panini rolls and Bob's your Uncle!   These went down a real treat.   They were rich and smokey and sweet and salty . . . deliciously scrummy.

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Even the Toddster who is basically a "cheddar" man loved them.   (seriously the man thinks that only cheese worth eating is cheddar.  He complained when we were in France a few years ago and we couldn't get any.  Any cheese of the world you could imagine . . . but no cheddar.  If it's not cheddar it's not cheese as far as he's concerned!)

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*Cranberry, Bacon and Brie Panini*
for two
Printable Recipe

Fabulously moreish panini.  Salty and sweet, rich and a bit peppery from the mustard cress.

two panini buns
6 rashers of streaky bacon, cooked to your desired doneness
4 slices of brie cheese
a handful of mustard cress (can use rocket or watercress)
4 TBS cranberry sauce
butter

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Cut your panini buns in half horizontally.    Spread the bottom half of each with 2 TBS of the cranberry sauce.  Top with 2 slices of Brie on each some cress and 3 slices of bacon.  Place the panini bun tops on each.   Butter lightly on the outsides and then toast in a panini press, or in a hot skillet just until golden and the cheese has begun to melt.  Serve hot and cut in half on the diagonal.

5 comments:

Helen Prabha said...

Wow....looks so yummy...like to grab & eat it..ha ha

Sheilagh said...

Yumscious xxx

La Table De Nana said...

You made me smile when you said T got to France and missed cheddar:)

Looks decadently delish.

Helene Peloquin said...

What a great sandwich, bacon gives such a nice taste to any dish.

Sweet 16's Country Kitchen said...

Looks amazing i shall have to make it soon :)