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Preparation Resting Cooking Start to finish 30 min. 1 hour 40 min. 40 min. 2 hours 50 min. Preservation:
The bread on its own keeps for several days, but is best reheated if not eaten right away.
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Stage 1 -
Stage 2 -
Pour 3 tablespoons
into a saucepan on medium heat and when hot, add the chopped shallots and cook uncovered and
for about 5 minutes, then salt and pepper afterwards.
Stage 3 -
Stage 4 -
Once the bacon is cooked, mix with the shallots and leave to cool.
This can be prepared the day before or even a few days in advance.
Stage 5 -
Stage 6 -
Knead for 7 minutes, then add the bacon and shallot mixture and knead for a further 1 or 2 minutes to mix evenly into the dough.
For the best way to knead, see:
A few tips for effective kneading at home
Stage 7 -
Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a
sheet of plastic
and leave to rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
Stage 8 -
After this time, weigh out the dough into lumps of about 1 oz (30 g).
Roll each piece into a ball (just like you would do with modelling clay).
Arrange the balls into a tin (preferably spring-form) or mould.
Do not pack the balls too tightly, as they will expand. Cover once more with a sheet of plastic and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
Stage 11 -
Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).
After 40 minutes, you will see how the balls will have risen.
Stage 12 -
Bake for about 30 minutes at the same time as the Mont d'Or (treat it like
hot box cheese
Serve the bread and cheese together on the table.
For the best effect, pull a few balls off from the edge of the loaf (your excuse can be that you needed to "test" it, of course) to make a space for the cheese to sit.
Let everyone break off balls of bread themselves to dip into the melted cheese.
With hands simply reaching to one common plate in the centre of the table, this is what sharing food is all about. Remarks
Ideally, the bread should be served warm with the melted cheese piping hot.
It is not essential to use Mont d'Or (even if this is a sublime cheese). Any similar soft-paste cheese, such as Camembert, will work well.
You might also like to use small dice of
instead of the bacon.
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman ( change to a man). How much will it cost? Note : These prices are only approximate
And to drink?: A white wine that is on the dry side, such as a Jura Savagnin/Chardonnay, or maybe a Savoie wine. Source Home made. More recipes?This recipe use (among others)
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