Soft cheese and bacon on toast

Soft cheese and bacon on toast recipe

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Treat your loved one to breakfast in bed with this super speedy Valentine's Day idea. Layer crisp toast with whipped cheese flavoured with thyme, add sticky-sweet honey bacon and a good pinch of chilli, and serve. Ready in just 10 minutes and totally delicious, there's no excuse not to! See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 334 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 4 smoked streaky bacon rashers
  • 4 tsp clear honey
  • 100g soft cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 thick slices of sourdough, toasted
  • good pinch of crushed chillies (optional)
  • a few Little Gem lettuce leaves, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1395kj
    334kcal
    17%
  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    8g 39%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31g Protein 14.7g Fibre 2.2g

Method

  1. Preheat the grill to high. Arrange the bacon on a rack, brush with 2 tsp of the honey, then grill for 3-4 mins until golden and crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, use a fork to whip the soft cheese in a bowl with half the thyme and some seasoning.
  3. Thickly spread each slice of toast with the whipped cheese, then top each with 2 rashers of bacon. Sprinkle with the remaining thyme and the crushed chillies (if using). Drizzle over the remaining honey and serve with the lettuce leaves.

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