IT’S BACON…bread pudding (savory)
I stumbled across this in the paper on Wednesday.
Who doesn’t love bacon? Well, except for vegetarians, people who keep Kosher and pigs. Of course, pigs might like bacon…but that would be gross. This recipe comes from a book called “I LOVE BACON!“. Sweet title huh?
Savory Bacon Bread pudding
6 oz thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
6 oz sharp cheddar, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage (Yeah, I did not have chopped, fresh sage…I used tarragon)
5 cups of torn, day old country bread (I used day old rolls)
6 large eggs
2 cups of whole milk (I used 2% milk)
Cook the bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
Allow mixture to sit for 15 min.
Pour the mixture into a greased I use Crisco with flour for baking…love it!4×8-inch pan,
and cover with foil. Place the loaf pan in a metal roasting pan and pour hot water into the roasting pan until it reaches 3/4th’s of the way up the sides of the loaf pan.
I placed the roasting pan and a portion of the water into the over and let it heat while the bread mixture was setting up. Once the bread was ready to be placed in the pan the water was nice and hot. Bake for 45 min. Remove foil and bake for 15 min longer Mine took 20 min to brown, but that might just be my oven. 😦 to allow the top to brown and the pudding to rise.
When I took the foil off, it smelled wonderful.
Makes 4 servings.
It is VERY, VERY GOOD!