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Special Bacon Butties

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These special bacon butties are absolutely wonderful! Our family eats them mainly as much looked-forward-to warming treats in the winter. Once you have tried them, there will be no going back...! As a bossy demand, please use the all-butter croissants in a crescent moon shape - and not those little dried-up things.


Serves: 2

  • 1 red onion
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 rashers back bacon
  • 4 croissants
  • dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces gruyere cheese


Special Bacon Butties is a community recipe submitted by Banana Pancakes and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Cook the onion and thyme in the butter until soft, but not brown. Tumble in the mushrooms and cook for a further 5-6 minutes. Season well with salt and ground black pepper and remove from heat.
  • In a separate pan, cook the bacon until crispy.
  • Whilst the bacon is cooking, cut each croissant approx 3/4 way down vertically, making sure not to cut right through the croissant (think cave!). Spread with Dijon mustard according to taste (I like a lot here!)
  • Divide the mushroom/onion mixture between the bottom halves of the 4 croissants. Top each with the bacon, curling to help fit.
  • Sprinkle each gloriously filled croissant with grated cheese, and pop in the oven until the cheese is melted, and the croissant brown. Especially good with some mulled wine! Enjoy!
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