Accidental savoury bread and butter pudding

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Accidental savoury bread and butter pudding

Brief description of Recipe

I had about 15 eggs here at zero waste towers the other week, and there’s only so much cake you can eat, so I put my creative mind to good use and came up with this yummy “use it up!” meal.

It’s great because you can use up old stale bread, milk, cheese or cream cheese and any bits and pieces of cooked vegetables or meat that needs a good home.

It’s a bit of a variation on a theme of frittata, or even a quiche filling without the pastry, but easier to make…

List of ingredients

Couple pieces of stale bread, torn into pieces
Glug of olive oil
Handful mixed herbs (or use dried)
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, sliced
1/4 tin leftover sweetcorn
couple slices ham, diced
1/4 tub cream cheese
4 eggs
1 cup milk

Preparation and Method

Put the torn bread into the bottom of a greased, oven-proof dish and pour over the oil. Scatter with herbs
Fry the onion, garlic and pepper until beginning to soften
Remove from heat and stir in the sweetcorn and ham (or whatever you have to hand – a bit of tuna, soft tomatoes, wrinkly mushrooms? Go ahead and add a layer on top of the cooked veggies)
Put this mix over the bread layer
Whisk together the eggs, cream cheese and milk and pour this over the vegetables layer
Bake at 180 for about 25 minutes, until the top is golden
Serve hot or use for lunch cold the following day

Information about this recipe:

Type of Recipe: main meal, savoury
Submitted by: Rachelle Strauss
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