Cherry tomato & ham bread & butter bake

Cherry tomato & ham bread & butter bake

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Quick and easy to prepare, this dish makes a great family dinner to use up leftover bread

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal351
  • fat18g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.52g
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  • 25g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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…

  • 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…


  1. 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.

  2. Arrange the bread slices, overlapping, in the baking dish. Tuck the cherry tomatoes and ham in and around them.

  3. 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.

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14th Apr, 2013
Absolutely rank! Would not recommend at all. I love bread and butter pudding but this savoury take on it is just wrong.
20th Sep, 2012
Didn't enjoy this one bit. Soggy, bland and not very appetising at all. Won't be making again.
25th May, 2012
I used day old French stitck, which meant the top was lovely and crispy. Used sausages and sun dried tomato, also added bit if paprika and mustard powder to the liquid mixture. Made a yummy lunch.
29th Apr, 2012
A Bit disappointed with this. Very stodgy and even though I followed the recipe to the letter, the family found it bland. Don't think I'll be making this one again.
4th Jun, 2011
Wasn't too bad, but not something I would try again...
8th Jan, 2011
This ended up as really strange soggy bread. Won't be making this again
3rd Dec, 2010
This was lovely ... precooked the sausages... made as directed added tomatoes and basil ... lovely winter warmer, Added bonus no wasted bread ....
2nd Dec, 2010
really disappointed with this. wont be trying agin. Soggy, savoury bread and butter pudding but not as nice!!
20th Nov, 2010
loved this recipe used brown and white bread mix and made garlic butter with fresh parsley in, used 2 cheeses and some fresh basil, was really nice. Thinking of trying it with red onions and peppers (frying them until onions caramelised). this is my idea of a cheats quiche.......really tashty
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