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Monday, 27 July 2015

Bacon and Rarebit Quickie

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Summertime . . .  not only are we enjoying (or at least hoping to enjoy) warmer temperatures, but we are also enjoying being out of doors and not wanting to be tied to the kitchen when it comes to meal preparation!  Simple, quick, easy, light . . .  they fit the bill when it comes to summer time cooking.  It does in my house at least. 

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 Oh that it would be sunny every day so that we could just pile something onto the Barbie . . . not always possible and can get quite expensive, so there are some nights that I rely on easy and simple meals like this Bacon and Rarebit Quickie . . . .

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It's as simple as warming some milk and cream, whisking cheese into it to melt . . . adding a few odds and sods such as some egg (s) and bread crumbs, Worcestershire and Tabasco Sauces, dried mustard powder, seasoning  . . .

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then piling it onto  lightly toasted bread and grilling it until golden brown  . . .  OH  . . .  and did I mention there's BACON???   There is!  There's a layer of bacon right there between the rarebit cheese mix and the bread . . .

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I tend to cook the whole package of bacon when I have streaky bacon in the house, freezing some for later use in dishes such as this or for in salads or on pizzas, making meal prep even quicker.  It works really well.

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It probably takes about 15 minutes maximum to throw these together and, with a bit of salad on the side, they make for a really delicious supper that everyone loves!

Well, they do in this house at least!

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*Bacon and Rarebit Quickie*
serves 4 to 6
Tasty tasty!  A quick weeknight supper that is delicious and on the table in about 30 minutes or less. 

375g of gratesd strong cheddar cheese (13 ounces, sharp)
75ml of milk (3 fluid ounces)
100ml of double cream (3 1/2 ounces whipping cream)
1 large free range egg, plus 1 large free range egg yolk
1/2 TBS dry mustard powder
25g of plain flour (3 TBS plus 1/2 tsp)
25g white bread crumbs (1/2 cup)
dash of Worcestershire Sauce
dash of Tabasco sauce
12 slices of streaky bacon, grilled to your desired doneness
4 to 6 slices of sturdy white bread, toasted on one side (beneath the grill) 

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Whisk the milk and cream together in a saucepan.  Add the cheese to this and gently warm until the cheese melts.  Allow to cool slightly.   Preheat the grill to moderate heat.  Place the bread, ungrilled side up in a large baking dish and top with the bacon.  Whisk the egg and egg yolk, mustard powder, plain flour, bread crumbs and both sauces into the milk and cheese mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour this over the bacon and the toast.   Place under the grill and allow to brown.  Serve immediately.


  1. this looks and sounds so good, Garry eats a version of this every week for breakfast, he eats a big breakfast, its his favorite meal!

  2. It's really good Monique! Xoxo

  3. They do say breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and sup like a pauper Laurie! xoxo

  4. Ah I'm drooling, this looks so good!

  5. Hope you will try it Emma! xxoo


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