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This is an easy recipe for beginners, and I have gone into details that aren't relevant for a seasoned chef :) I "eye-ball" the oil and flour, but its good to know the right amounts if your a starter cook. These have been served at dozens of functions, and they are always well received. If you are making this with American bacon, or turkey bacon, you might need more, as so much turns to oil!
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- 1Cut the crusts from your bread, and the tips off the corners.
- 2Spread with margarine, very lightly.
- 3Press, butter side down, into a 12 hole muffin tin, or a tart pan.
- 4Bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes, until the breadcases are dry. (These can then be frozen for a few months).
- 5Melt your butter and oil over medium heat, using a medium sized fry pan.
- 6Add the diced bacon and diced onion and saute for about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute a minute longer.
- 7Using a metal strainer, strain the bacon and onion mixture.
- 8In a middle size heavy saucepan, measure in 2 tablespoons of the strained oil, and the bacon mixture. (if you need to add oil to make up the 2 tablespoons, that's fine).
- 9heat until sizzling, then stir in 2 tablespoons of the plain flour, stirring with a wooden spoon.
- 10When the flour is absorbed, add another tablespoon, stir until you cant see any flour, and then sprinkle the last spoonful, stirring until it is totally absorbed. (all flour is different, you only need enough to absorb all the flour, without white "bits").
- 11Keep stirring and add 1.5 cups of milk.
- 12Stir briskly until the mixture thickens, and there are no lumps.
- 13Add the last cup of milk.
- 14Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- 15Take off the Heat and add the cheese and mustard, stirring until the cheese has melted. (the mustard brings out the flavour of the cheese, but if you don't like it, you can leave it out).
- 16refrigerate the mix till serving time.
- 17Put the bread cases onto a tray, and fill with the cheese mixture. You may like to sprinkle a little more cheese on top, either Cheddar or Parmesan.
- 18Bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes.
- 19Leave to cool slightly before serving.
- 20You can make a heap of variations to this recipe, like replace the bacon with a small tin of savoury tuna or salmon, or leave out the bacon and add chopped smoked salmon with the cheese.
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Nutritional Facts for Savoury Bread Cases
Serving Size: 1 (115 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 220.4
- Calories from Fat 118
- Total Fat 13.1 g
- Saturated Fat 6.2 g
- Cholesterol 29.4 mg
- Sodium 309.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 17.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 7.6 g