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Barrio Collective's bacon and cheese toasties

"I adore Barrio's toasties and would love to whip some up at home. Could you share the recipe?"

Barbara Walker, Manuka, ACT

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You'll need

4 thick slices (about 360gm) smokehouse bacon, such as Pialligo Estate (see note) 8 thick slices soft-style cornbread or brioche (see note) 180 gm vintage cheddar, sliced (see note)


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Place bacon in a deep roasting pan and bake in the oven until softened and warmed through (8-10 minutes). Remove from oven and heat oven grill.
  • 02
  • Arrange bread slices on a foil-lined oven tray (you may need 2 trays). Grill bread on one side until golden (1-2 minutes), then turn, place bacon on half the slices and cheese on remaining half and season to taste. Grill until bacon browns and cheese melts (1-2 minutes). Sandwich together, cut in half and serve.

Barrio uses Pialligo Estate smokehouse bacon (available from select grocers and butchers), cornbread from Canberra's A Baker (if cornbread is unavailable, substitute brioche or soft white bread), and Bodalla cheddar, available from Supabarn supermarkets.  

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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May 2016

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