Mother's Day Savoury Bread Pudding

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If you saw me on Global Morning News today and want to make the Savoury Bread Pudding for you Mom, here's the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Medium Bunch Asparagus (2" from top tip) Sliced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. Whole Milk
  • 8 C. Uprising Breads (Honey & Buttermilk)- Cut into 1" pieces
  • 3/4 C. + 2 tbsp Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 Thin Slices of Pancetta

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Heat Butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir until garlic is softened, about 30 seconds.
  • Add Asparagus, season with salt and pepper. Cook and continue tossing until wilted, about 5-6 mins. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, 2tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in large bowl. Add asparagus mixture, bread, and 3/4 C. Cheese, tossing to combine.
  • Transfer to a baking dish. Top with Pancetta and remaining cheese.
  • Bake until puffed, browned in spots and set in the centre, about 35-40 mins.

(* Adapted from a recipe from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts)