Savoury Bread Pudding Recipe

Tell me something… what’s your take on weekend cooking? Are you the kind who just waits for the weekend to happen to close the kitchen doors OR are you the kind whose kitchen comes alive only during weekends OR are you somewhere in the middle like a semi-open kitchen plan, not completely closed or fully open.

If you ask me, I keep changing between the above three categories depending on, well… depending on many things. Right now I’m in the third category, but…

Irrespective of the category, my one-and-only preference for weekend cooking is that it must be relaxed and less time consuming. I guess most people don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen during weekend, unless you are really in the mood to experiment!

This is what I call a perfect recipe for the weekend.

It takes minimum effort, makes use of leftovers and the end result will make your weekend special ;) It’s almost like a no-fail recipe, look at the ingredients: bread, egg, milk and cheese… hardly any chance for that combo to fail. Add some veggies (to give you that healthy feeling) and some bacon or sausage or chicken or meat (for your weekend indulgence) and you are good to go. This recipe is very versatile, you can add your fav ingredients, just like Pizza toppings.

I made this on a Friday for our lunch and we enjoyed it straight from the pan, while watching a good movie.

Hope you will also enjoy this.

Here is the recipe…

Heat oil in a wide pan and add chopped onion. Cook till it becomes golden brown. Add crushed garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins…

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Add capsicum and tomato. Cook till it becomes soft, but still hold it’s shape…

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Add spinach leaves and cook till it’s wilted 2-3 mins. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from fire and let it cool for 15-20 mins…

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Whisk together eggs and milk. Add chopped parsley, salt and 2 tbsp of grated cheese. Mix well. Pour this mixture over cubed bread slices. Make sure the bread cubes are coated well with the egg-milk mixture. Let it soak for 15 mins…

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Add the cooked veggies to the bread-milk-egg mixture and gently mix everything. Grease a 7 inch, baking dish. Add the mixture to this…

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Top it with the remaining grated cheese. Bake in the pre heated oven for 40-50 mins. Let the baked dish rest for 15-20 mins before serving…

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Trip down the memory lane:

Kappa Biriyai, Jam Roll, Beef Olathiyathu, Citrus Teacake, Konchu Pollichathu

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Savoury Bread Pudding

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Course: Main Dish
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 7 slices Bread (cubed (I used regular white bread))
  • 1 big Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Crushed garlic
  • 1 small Capsicum (cubed)
  • 1 medium Tomato (cubed)
  • 2 cups Spinach (I used baby spinach)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 gms Cheese (grated, I used cheddar (measured before grating))
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Parsley leaves
  • Oil (I used Olive oil)
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 180 C, 10 mins before baking.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan and add chopped onion. Cook till it becomes golden brown. Add crushed garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins. Add capsicum and tomato. Cook till it becomes soft, but still hold it's shape. Add spinach leaves and cook till it's wilted 2-3 mins. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from fire and let it cool for 15-20 mins.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk. Add chopped parsley, salt and 2 tbsp of grated cheese. Mix well. Pour this mixture over cubed bread slices. Make sure the bread cubes are coated well with the egg-milk mixture. Let it soak for 15 mins.
  • Add the cooked veggies to the bread-milk-egg mixture and gently mix everything.
  • Grease a 7 inch, baking dish. Add the mixture to this. Top it with the remaining grated cheese. Bake in the pre heated oven for 40-50 mins. Let the baked dish rest for 15-20 mins before serving.
  • Serve with ketchup and some salad on the side.

Notes

You can add any veggies of your choice to this dish. You can use veggies like mushroom, broccoli, carrot etc; You can also use cooked chicken, meat or sausage or bacon along with the veggies.
You can use any cheese of your choice for this dish. Also, you can increase or reduce the qty of cheese to suit your requirements.
I guess, you can make an eggless version by increasing the milk qty to 2.5 cups and skip the eggs.
To make a healthier version use brown bread, low fat milk and cheese.

 

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