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It is a delicious casserole dish, also called as strata (or stratta), and very similar to this Brazilian Blender Pie, quiche or frittata, made from a mixture which mainly consists of bread, eggs, milk and cheese. It may also include meat and/or vegetables.

I hate to waste anything, and this is a very simple solution for the leftover bread. You can eat it for brunch, lunch or dinner.

This elegant casserole dish of cubes of bread baked in custard is often a lifesaver on busy days and within 10 minutes you can have it in the oven! You can also assemble it the night before and pop it in the oven as soon as you wake up. I also like it because you can pretty much use whatever you want as a filling. For this one I used cheese and smoked ham but the recipe is pretty flexible so you can play around with different meat and/or sautéed vegetables depending on what you have on hand.

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Savoury Bread Pudding Fast2eat Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast & Brunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Brazilian, Canadian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 476kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Cream (heavy cream/ whipping cream/half half)
  • 2 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Salt (optional) to taste
  • Black pepper or Paprika (optional) to taste
  • 500 g Bread (day-old peasant bread, grossly cut into 1-inch cubes)

Filling option with cheese and ham

  • 150 g Smoked ham (coarsely shredded)
  • 250 g Mozzarella cheese (coarsely shredded) Any meltable cheese will work here

Topping

  • Parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions

  • In a Mixing Bowl, Whisk the eggs with the milk, cream and tomato sauce.
  • To save time chop the onion using an Electric Chopper. Add chopped onion to egg and milk misture.
  • Add the bread to the bowl, using a Silicone Spatula stir gently until the bread is evenly moistened.
  • With a Food Processor coarsely shred the smoked baked ham and mozzarella cheese.
  • Add the herbs (in this one I used oregano and basil but you can use your favourite ones), mozzarella cheese and smoked ham (or your favourite filling). Stir until well mixed.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish and top with Grated Parmesan Cheese.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the bread pudding is puffed, set and golden brown all over.
  • Be sure to serve warm because it tastes great warm but not cold.

Notes

No matter what filling you choose, I do think cheese is pretty much mandatory.

Be creative! Use leftovers, use different vegetables, cheese, meat, any combination and enjoy it!

Some suggestions are: Canned or fresh tuna, salmon or sardines, ham (smoked or regular), grilled shrimp, crab meat, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, ground meat or diced chicken, any cheese (just make sure to pair with a mild meltable cheese like mozzarella for the best texture) such as Monterey, Jack,, cheddar, fontina or gruyère, feta, goat cheese, blue cheese and or brie, broccoli, sauté spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, escarole, leeks, kale, onions, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, diced or cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, butternut squash, asparagus, or any vegetable (roasted and/or raw), dried cranberries, raisins, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, Dijon mustard, garlic, nutmeg, herbs (parsley, scallions, green onions, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, among others).

If you are vegetarian you can easily use any favourite vegetable and leave it out of any meat.

Make Ahead:

  • The unbaked bread pudding can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before baking.
  • The baked bread pudding can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours and can also be refrigerated overnight or up to 3 days. Reheat at 350°F/180°C before serving, microwave is not recommended.

Choose an oven-proof baking dish that's about the right size to feed however many people you're planning on serving and just follow the simple recipe ratio.

You can use any kind of bread: sliced bread, rolls, buns, crusty loaf, whole wheat, even gluten-free bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1429mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 11% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 58% | Iron: 21%
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Fast, easy, delicious and pretty, this upside down cake is freaking fantastic. Dense, cinnamony hunks of apple, crunchy from the outside and ridiculously moist inside.

It’s perfect for any time of day, everything from the brunch, to an afternoon snack to a warm and comforting dessert, I also like to make it to bring to a party or get together.

Enjoy this cake cold from the fridge, at room temperature or warm, with or without ice cream and/or lightly sweetened whipped cream (Chantilly).

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Apple Cake Fast2eat Recipe

As it doesn't require extended beating, there is no need to use a mixer, blender or any electric appliance.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 458kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Apple
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Batter

  • 2 Egg
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Walnut or pecans, chopped (optional – I didn’t use them in this one)

Topping (optional)

  • 2 tbsp Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop apples into 1-inch chunks and add lemon juice asap to avoid getting dark. Toss the chopped apples with brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Whisk together all batter ingredients in a Mixing Bowl until just combined.
  • Then mix the Baking Powder.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
  • Spray a nonstick Tube Cake Pan with Cooking Spray thoroughly.
  • Pour the mix of chopped apples into the prepared Tube Cake pan and them the batter.
  • Bake for about 30-45 min or until the cake is lightly golden and a toothpick or Cake Tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before running a knife between cake and pan, and unmolding onto a platter. Unmolding hot can crumble everything.
  • Optional: To decorate Drizzle all over your cake. Using a fine sieve, dust with Confectioners' sugar. Or Mix confectioners sugar with enough boiling water to make a runny glaze.
  • Cake can be served warm, cold or room temperature, with or without lightly sweetened whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Use Macintosh (my favourite for this cake) or Gala apples, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Stayman Winesap, Red Delicious and Fuji, or a mix of whatever looks good.

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 4% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 5%

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