Sunday, March 01, 2009

Saturday: Savory bread pudding

There was a stale half baguette that needed to be eaten before it turned into a rock.

Cut the stale bread into chunks. Soak it in a water-milk mixture for 30 minutes, then gently squeeze out the bread pieces. Saute some chopped smoked ham with finely chopped onion and minced garlic until the onion is soft. Mix gently into the bread along with some marjoram, salt, black pepper, and a bit of nutmeg. Transfer the bread mixture to an olive-oiled baking dish and pour over a sauce of beaten egg, milk, and vegetable bouillon (the powder). Top with grated gruyere and some raclette spices then bake at 180C until the cheese is brown and bubbly and the egg looks cooked.

We ate this with a big green salad.

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