Friday, 22 December 2017

Rach Eats Lunch: Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Melt

Brie, bacon and cranberry melt recipe


Okay, so it's officially the last Rach Eats Lunch before Christmas, and the last working day before Christmas, so... it's time to get right ruddy festive, people. It's kinda hard to work yourself up to be festive when indeed, you're not feeling festive. It's November here, and so far I have done no Christmas shopping, except buy a big box of Halloween sweets and pretend it's going to be my advent calendar. It's got fifty bags of sweets inside. It's going to last far past Twelfth Night, and then some. I'm just here for the sweets if I'm honest. I can imagine, from the days when I was working, just how nuts it's going to be at work. How pretty much everyone shows up decked out in varying degrees of tinsel, and ridiculous hats, and maybe even scary singing earrings. And clothes, obviously. There's an absolute buttload of chocolate, maybe even a tiny buffet at lunch, and hopefully your boss will let you clock off early. Which is always nice.

Right here, right now, I am thinking about my one favourite Christmas dish. Christmas dinner is pretty fab, obviously, but what you do with the leftovers afterwards is also mega important. In our house, it has to be a turkey melt. You literally load up a sandwich with cheeseboard cheese, turkey and spread cranberry sauce over the bread before sticking it in the sandwich toaster. And oof, it is delicious. It's actually just as good as Christmas, if not even better. But I'm being just a teeny bit naughty and making another recipe happen. There's brie, because my brother's away, bacon, because we had that as part of Sunday lunch and I wanted to use the two remaining bits up, and of course, cranberry. Just because. Let's get cracking.




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Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Melt
Is it really Christmas if you don't have at least one toasted sandwich?
Ingredients
  • 2 thick slices white bread
  • 2 pieces bacon (or vegetarian bacon-style slices)
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce
  • At least 40g brie, sliced with rind on
Instructions
Spread cranberry sauce lightly over the bread. Preheat the oven to 180℃ and line a baking tray. Pop the bacon on the tray and stick it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until piping hot and crispy.On one slice of bread, add the slices of brie. Take the bacon out of the oven and slice it up, then pop it on the top. Make the sandwich up with the remaining piece of bread and then fire up a panini press or sandwich toaster.Now - the easy bit - toast the sandwich in the toaster until it's completely melty and hot inside. Take it from the press, slice it in half, pop it on the plate... done!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 1


Easy recipe for easy last working day of the year, right? It's so good. Oooh yes. Rach Eats Lunch will be back a little later next week, but until then... Merry Christmas!

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