Cheddar Gorgeous! Cheese and Onion Bread and Butter Pudding
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- Ready In:
- 8 slices thick bread (white) or 8 slices wholemeal bread
- butter, softened to spread
- 1 onion, peeled and finely sliced
- 8 ounces mature farmhouse cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 pint milk
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon English mustard
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mixed herbs or 1 teaspoon dried herbs, to taste
- tomatoes, sliced (optional)
- sliced ham (optional)
- cooked sausage (optional)
- cooked and crumbled bacon (optional)
- branston pickle (optional)
- chutney (optional)
- Butter 8 slices of bread and make sandwiches with the grated mature cheese and sliced onion. Cut the the sandwiches into four triangles and arrange them standing up with the points to the top, in a well greased baking dish. (Do NOT use standard American style sandwich bread, it is too thin and will not crisp up!).
- (Feel free to vary to contents of the sandwiches. If it doesn't have to be a vegetarian dish, some ham would be very nice. Or you might want to put some pickle on the sandwiches, some sliced tomatoes, cooked sausage or whatever you fancy.).
- Beat the eggs with the milk, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and the herbs.
- Pre-heat oven to 200C or 400°F.
- Pour the egg custard mixture over the sandwiches. (If you had any cheese left over, sprinkle it on top. Onion, too if you have any left over.) Allow the pudding to stand for about 30 minutes before baking - you get a lighter pudding.
- Bake the bread and butter pudding in the pre-heated oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese custard has set and the cheese on the top is golden.
- In a nutshell - it's cheese sandwiches with savoury custard poured over then baked in the oven - or savoury bread and butter pudding!
- Serve warm for breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper. Can be prepared the night before and baked next morning - bring it to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking it however.
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What a lovely and (yes) gorgeous bread pudding. Heaven on a plate. I used a loaf of bread that had cheddar baked in, added some crisped and crumbled bacon, sauted my onion in a bit of the bacon drippings and added some scallions on top to give it a bit of color. For my cheeses I used an extra sharp cheddar and a Dublin white cheddar. For my herbs I used thyme, parsley and used a pinch of your Sel Fou recipe for the salt. I wouldn't change a thing! The most satisfying breakfast I've had in a long time! Another brilliant recipe!
Oh my word, this is so good. It's such an easy-fix too w/a lovely company-worthy presentation worthy of a spec occasion. I used whole wheat bread + a simple mix of herbs (mostly chives & parsley) & loved the flavor & bit of texture the onion added. DH & I enjoyed this for brunch (Mother's Day) & I think it would be so easy to expand this to a 1-dish meal by adding chopped broccoli to the cheese-custard mix. That sounds very good to me, esp combined w/the ham I used. Pair that w/a salad or soup & you got yourself a great meal. Thx for another fun, inspiring & tasty effort in my kitchen, FT. :-)
I was looking for something different instead of potatoes and this fit the bill. What a great dish. I added more onions and cheese so that I could put some of the mixture on top of the bread. It is so light and it melts in your mouth. I'll definitely make it again using some of the options. Thanks for sharing.
*Made for Australia/NZ Swap #42*<br/>An enthusiastic 5* for French Tart's "Cheddar Gorgeous! Cheese and Onion Bread and Butter Pudding" 301346 ! Prepared 1/2 recipe for DH and me for lunch, with garden tomato slices. Canadian bacon, and onion slices ! We only ate 1/2 of THAT with a beer, saving the rest for pre-dinner "snack" --HA! No photo, it looked a tad messy, I had tried to stick the 1/4s together with toothpicks, but the pudding made the sections indistinguishable --- BUT NOT less yummy.gif ! DH noted that it would likely work very well as a strata, by layering all the ingredients -- which is just how I plan to try it next time ! Truly another First Rate recipe from our Hostess with the Mostess ! Thanks for sharing, Karen ! Now off for a nap !!
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