Scarborough Fair - Savoury Bacon, Onion and Herb Bread Pudding

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 1hr 50mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.
  • Grease a large baking dish or tray about 12" by 8" in size.
  • Tear the bread into small pieces and pour the hot stock over the bread - mix well and allow to soak for about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon over a medium to high heat; as soon as the fat starts to run, add the chopped onions. Stirring the bacon and onions constantly, cook them together for about 15-20 minutes, or until the onions are soft and the bacon is crisp.
  • Add the bacon and onion mixture to the soaked bread and mix well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients - continue to mix them together thoroughly.
  • Pour the bread pudding into the greased dish or tray, level the mixture out with a spoon and bake for 40 to 50 minutes until well risen, firm to the touch and golden brown.
  • Take out of the oven and allow to "rest" for 5 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Serves 4 people as a light supper or lunch dish with gravy and 6 people as an appetiser, also with gravy if you wish.
  • Also great for picnics, brunch or breakfast.