Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter bake


1 hot cross bun, 1 egg, marscapone, pancetta, 1/2 apple, parmigiano, butter, 1/2 leek. 
Serves: 1 preparation: 20 minutes

Easter is, to me - a non religious person, time for indulgence. Chocolate, hot cross buns... what could be better!? The leftover hot cross buns make the most perfect base for a bake. Leek, bacon, apple, cheese... *drools*

1) Slice the hot cross bun in half, and then cut each half into 3 strips. Lightly butter the top side and alternate the top strips butter side down in a baking dish with the bottom strips (unbuttered) up.

2) Finely dice the leek and apple and sautee in a little butter until soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the pancetta.

3) Whisk the egg with a tablespoon of marscapone and pour over the hot cross bun strips. You can leave this to rest for up to an hour if you wish to allow the bread to soak up the egg, but just make sure to add a little extra before baking. Layer with the leek, apple and bacon mix, then add a layer of grated parmeggian.

4) Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble and turn golden brown.

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