Gooey, melted cheese and crispy, golden bread make a stunning centrepiece to share with friends over drinks or as a dinner party starter - make ahead for fuss-free entertaining. Could remove bacon to make it veggie.
Buttered sprouts with chestnuts & bacon - quartered the recipe for xmas lunch. Shredded the sprouts (the kids prefer them that way). Nice but I think it could have done with some garlic and a higher proportion of bacon and nuts
Smashed Roast Potatoes with Garlic, Bacon and Cheddar
3 large courgettes, sliced into long strips (or use a vegetable peeler) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp fennel seeds streaky bacon, chopped 1 large fennel bulb, finely sliced soft goat’s cheese, crumbled Juice of ½ lemon 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil