posh cheese, bacon and fig toasties

  • serves 2
  • Easy

A super-easy posh toasted cheese sandwich with added bacon, caramelised onion marmalade and figs. This makes a great supper for two with the winter leaves salad and can be put together with all those scraps of cheese leftover from Christmas.



  • back bacon 4 rashers
  • hard cheese or cheddar or red ) 85g, grated
  • brie or camembert 85g, roughly chopped
  • red onion ¼ small, grated
  • soft butter 25g
  • sourdough 4 slices
  • fennel seeds ½ tsp, crushed
  • caramelised onion marmalade 2 tbsp
  • ripe figs sliced thickly
  • grainy mustard 2 tsp
  • walnut oil 2 tsp
  • white wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • winter leaves a handful


  • Step 1

    Put the bacon in a cold non-stick frying pan and cook over a medium heat, turning until it is crisp and some of the fat has come out.

  • Step 2

    Lift the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels while you assemble the toasties. Mix the cheeses and grated onion with some pepper. Spread the butter over the slices of sourdough and sprinkle over the fennel seeds. Flip the bread over so it’s butter-side down. Spread the onion marmalade over two of the slices and top with the crisp bacon, then the sliced figs. Sprinkle over the cheese mixture, and sandwich the other bread slices on top, butter-side up.

  • Step 3

    Heat the bacon pan again, and cook the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side, pressing down with a fish slice to flatten. Cook until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches are golden and crisp on both sides. Cut in half.

  • Step 4

    For the salad, mix the grainy mustard, walnut oil and vinegar with some seasoning. Toss in the leaves and divide between 2 plates and add a sandwich to each.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 825
  • Carbs 49.6g
  • Protein 38.4g
  • Fat 51.7g
  • Salt 4.7g
  • Fibre 4g