pudding but most of the time didn't really like it's too soft consistency . Since I still have a pack of cheddar cheese so as 2 bottle of Italian seasoning that needs to be use asap , I had an excuse to try out the recipe . I want it to be a little dry so I made sure that I had some extra bread just in case the mixture will be too runny . The result ? Just the way I want my bread pudding , loads of dry spots ( and some gooey melted cheese inside ^o^ ) You can add bacon , ham or sausage or add some ( more ) veggies for a more substantial and colourful puds . Btw , don't mind that ugly diced cheese on top , the freakin' git just won't melt tsk !
Savory Bread Pudding ( from Ciril Hitz )
2 cups milk ( I used 1 cup )
1/2 cup heavy cream ( 1/4 )
1 1/2 tsp salt ( omitted this )
5 eggs ( 2 )
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove fresh minced garlic
1 medium each of fresh red and yellow bell pepper , cut into cubes ( I used half each )
1 medium onion , chopped ( shallots )
2 T unsalted butter ( 1 T EVOO )
1 1/2 ( 150 grams ) cups grated Gruyère cheese ( 3/4 cup diced cheddar cheese )
6 cups ( 250 grams ) stale bread , cubed into 3/4-inch ( 2 cm ) pieces ( 200 grams )
* In a large saucepan , combine the milk , heavy cream and salt and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat . In a separate bowl , whisk together the eggs with the black pepper , Italian seasoning and garlic until pale yellow . Temper the egg mixture with some of the hot milk mixture , whisking so as not to scramble the eggs then return to the pan ,stirring constantly until the mixtures slightly thickens .
* In a skillet , melt butter and sauté the peppers and onions until tender , set aside . Brush the inside of an 8-inch round ( I used 2 6-inch flan tin ) casserole with melted butter . In a bowl toss the bread cubes with the sautéed veggies and half of the grated cheese . Fill the casserole dish to the top with the bread mixture and top with the remaining cheese and slowly pour the warm milk and egg mixture over the bread cubes . Bake in a water bath at 350°F/180°C for an hour .
* I dump the diced cheese , veggies and bread cubes to the pan of milk and eggs mixture and added some extra bread cubes gradually to get my desired consistency .