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Balsamic mushrooms and bacon on spelt

Balsamic mushrooms and bacon on spelt

A scrumptious brunch that will well and truly set you up for your day. The porcini mushrooms in this lend a deep, distinctive aroma to the dish.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseBrunch
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time25 mins
  • Plus20 mins steeping

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  • 30g Cooks' Ingredients Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 8 rasher/s streaky bacon, halved lengthways
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 slice/s Waitrose Stonebaked Spelt Bread


  1. Put the dried mushrooms in a bowl and cover with boiling water; stand for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high and grill the bacon for 4-6 minutes until crispy; set aside.

  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and when foaming, fry the chestnut mushrooms over a high heat for about 5 minutes, until browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Drain the porcini mushrooms (reserving the liquor) and add to the pan, stirring to heat through. Add the vinegar and parsley with 200ml of the porcini mushroom liquor, and season.

  4. Toast the bread, top with the mushrooms, bacon and extra chopped parsley, and serve.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,428kJ/ 343kcals



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