- 25g butter, softened
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 4 thick slices stale white bread
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 50g ham, roughly chopped
- 500ml milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 3 eggs
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- 50g cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the butter and garlic together, then use a little to grease a shallow baking dish or tin. Use the rest to butter the bread slices, then cut them in half diagonally.
Arrange the bread slices, overlapping, in the baking dish. Tuck the cherry tomatoes and ham in and around them.
Whisk the milk and eggs together, and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the bread and gently push the slices down in the liquid. Leave to stand for 5 mins. Scatter the cheese over the top, then bake for 35-40 mins until golden and just set. Serve with a crisp green salad.
Make it different: Sausage & herb bread puddingReplace the cherry tomatoes and ham with 3 sliced cooked sausages, tucking them amongst the bread with a few basil leaves, Pour on the egg mixture, sprinkle over the cheese and cook as above.