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Bacon and Egg Soufflé

There’s the classic French soufflé, which literally means “to breath” or “to puff”, then there’s the home cook’s more rustic (and easier) version. Bacon and egg soufflé puffs as expected thanks to the eggs, but the bacon and sourdough bread cubes gives it more heft than it’s fancier cousin. It’s a true breakfast workhorse because it’s assembled the day before and baked the next day (so you can sleep late). With the holidays around the corner and the never-ending stream of parties and house guests, you’ll want this soufflé recipe in your back pocket at all times.

Cooking bacon: Skip the mess of frying bacon in a skillet and bake it instead. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil (for easy cleanup). Place a cooling rack on top, and add the bacon slices in a single layer. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes for flat, crispy, evenly cooked bacon with no greasy cleanup.

Secret ingredient: This is a trick I learned from Top Chef Stephanie Izard. Instead of seasoning eggs with salt, she reaches for soy sauce. It adds an umami flavor that’s way better than ordinary salt. I’ve never looked at soy sauce the same.

Goes with: Sunday mornings never disappoint with a hot and homemade breakfast.  Here are a few fantastic do-ahead recipes that will make a fabulous spread with no morning stress: Almond Cherry Granola, Sticky Bun French Toast, Everything Banana Bread

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Bacon and Egg Soufflé

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Bacon and Egg Soufflé

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sourdough bread cubes (crust removed)
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Butter an 8-cup soufflé dish. Place bread, bacon and cheese in the dish and toss to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk and soy sauce. Pour over bread/bacon/cheese mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Bake soufflé 45 minutes until golden brown and set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Please allow extra time for overnight chilling so the flavors can marry.

http://secretsofahomecook.com/breakfast-brunch-and-lunch/bacon-and-egg-souffle/

Mini Bacon BBQ Meatloaves

Mini Bacon BBQ Meatloaves

Summer’s over so it must be time for mini bacon bbq meatloaves. Sure, humidity still hangs in the air and we haven’t traded in our shorts, but schools in session and vacation…a distant memory. But the good news is our pallets seem to naturally shift to cold weather comfort food. Meatloaf, the ultimate in that area gets a genius upgrade baked as a mini, cutting way back on prep and cooking time. Add a few secret ingredients such as Greek yogurt and Saltine crackers, not to mention the crispy strip of bacon on top and you’ll have “all-day” meatloaf in about 30 minutes.

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BLT in a Cup

BLT in a Cup

With initials like BLT in a cup, you know you can’t go wrong with this crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvre that everyone except maybe a vegetarian will love. Bacon, lettuce and tomato, that iconic combo is perfect for company in an elegant Siljan crispy shell or as a dip if the team’s over for dinner. If you are going to dip route, serve with anything sturdy such as flatbread, tortilla chips or crackers.

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