Simple bacon and cheese bake

Simple bacon and cheese bake
Makes: 8 portions
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  • 300 gr bacon
  • 15 gr butter
  • 15 gr flour
  • 150 gr milk
  • ½ tspn mustard
  • 250 gr grated cheese
  • 500 gr puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  1. Melt the butter and add the flour. Mix to combine and cook for a minute. Stir in the cold milk with the mustard and whisk to combine. Bring to a light boil and simmer until thick, seasoning to taste. Take off the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C and line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Bake the bacon in the oven for 15 min or until just cooked. Remove from the oven and drain.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into squares, about 12 cm.
  5. Spread some of the white sauce diagonally on each puff pastry square. Top with most of the cheese and the cooked bacon.
  6. Brush the corners on the side with the beaten egg and fold them over to form a wrap. Egg wash the outside of the wrap. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  7. Keep in the fridge until ready and bake at 190°C for 20 min or until the pastry is fully cooked and golden brown.
Stuff to know
Cooking the bacon will release its grease and avoids a soggy pastry.
The white sauce is optional, you can make these wraps without it.
It is possible to prepare this wraps half a day in advance and to store them in the fridge. Just make sure that the white sauce is at not warm anymore when spreading it on the wrap of the puff pastry will start to complain.
Replace the bacon by cooked ham
Add some stewed onions to the filling.
Add some parsley to the white sauce.