DEAN EDWARDS’ BREAKFAST BRUSCHETTA

Main courseServes 4

Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC, gas mark 6. Place the tomatoes on a large baking tray and toss in 1 tbsp oil and balsamic vinegar, season and bake for 20 minutes until soft. Meanwhile, brush the bread with the remaining oil, place on a baking tray and add to the oven for the last 10-12 minutes of cooking. Place the bacon under a preheated grill for 7-8 minutes then cut into thick slices. Mix with the tomatoes and use to top the toasted bread. Serve topped with a poached egg and sprinkle with parsley. Cooks tip Add chopped garlic to the bread for extra flavour for brunch. Any remaining bread can be made into breadcrumbs and frozen for use at a later date.