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Turkey Croque Madame

If you’re looking for a brilliant Boxing Day brunch idea that also uses up leftovers, go with this Turkey Croque Madame recipe.

Serves 4 Total Time  40 mins


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  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 150g cranberry Wensleydale cheese

  • 8 slices of bread
  • Kelly Bronze hot cranberry jelly
  • 150g Gruyère cheese
  • 500g leftover Kelly Bronze turkey


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
  2. In a saucepan on a low heat, add the butter and the thyme leaves.
  3. Melt the butter until foamy but not coloured. Then stir in the flour.
  4. Pour in the milk gradually, mixing as you stir to avoid lumps. Increase the heat and leave to simmer for a few mins.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the cranberry Wensleydale cheese until melted.
  6. Place the slices of bread on a roasting tray and coat them with the hot cranberry jelly, add the béchamel sauce and grate over the Gruyère.
  7. Add the slices of turkey and sandwich with the remaining slices of bread.
  8. Spread the tops of the bread with the remaining sauce and grate over the rest of the Gruyère cheese.
  9. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts and the bread turns golden brown.
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