Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Savoury Moment

What do you do with near-expiry bread?

Think, think, think..........

Ah ha!



Nowadays, bread comes with expiry date. My family could hardly finish a normal loaf of bread before its shelf life. What do I do? I store the remaining 2 to 3 slices in the freezer.

Then comes another fresh loaf and the same happens to it.

Eventually I have a new loaf of 'expired bread' in the freezer.

I thought I would keep it for my grandsons to feed the fishes at a nearby pond but I remembered coming across a recipe by Mochachocolata-Rita and changed my mind.

A Savoury Bread Pudding! It got me excited. I have eaten the dessert type of bread pudding which is sweet and I would drown it in vanilla cream! YUM!
But a savoury one - this I had to try!

What I Used: (I tweaked the recipe to suit my taste)

2 slices wheat bread (I used 3 slices wholemeal), buttered and ripped
2 eggs (I used 3 eggs)
1 cup milk (I used low-fat milk)
1/2 cup grated cheese (I used 3/4 cup cheddar), keep some for topping
1/2 tin cornbeef (I used 1/3)

1 medium white onions, coarsely chopped
2 red chillies, thickly sliced

1 teaspoon mixed herbs
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What I Did:

1. Beat eggs and milk lightly. Mix in cornbeef.

2. Add in spices, some cheese, onions and chilli. Mix well.

3. Grease and line tin. (I used a 20-cm round tin and lined with foil.)

4. Pour mixture into tin and sprinkle top with remaining cheese.

5. Bake at pre-heated oven 180 degrees C for 40 to 50 minutes.( After 25 minutes, I covered the top with a foil as it was getting quite brown and left it on till end of baking time.)

6. Cool slightly and serve while still warm.

As I did not grease the foil well, it was quite difficult to remove the pudding without getting part of it stuck.

I had it for dinner with some greens. Satiation was the feeling!


  1. Oh.. almost like a quiche.

    Well, you can always make french toast with freezer bread, and they soak up the milk and egg really well.

  2. Hi wendy,
    Yup, french toast is also on my list. Got to rotate the variety. ;p

  3. That looks wonderfully delish!


  4. Yes looks like quiche. Smart way to finish off the bread :)

  5. Hi busygran, thanks for giving me another alterative to use up the bread. I had tried breadcup quiche, quite nice too :)

  6. Hi Maria,
    Thanks. I love your dishes and bakes too.

    Hi Ann,
    It is a cousin of the quiche. :)

    Hi Jess,
    Don't we all always try to find ways not to waste food. Thanks to all the food bloggers for sharing that we pick one another's ideas.

  7. wow!! what a great take on bread pudding!! I never thought savory, but it makes perfect sense!
    thanks so much for the inspiration!

  8. This is a great way to finish up leftover bread. A great alternative to the sweet kind of pudding.

  9. Hi ChefDennis,
    Thanks for dropping by. Go ahead and try it, just add in anything you fancy.

    Hi ICook4Fun,
    Oh yes, definitely a great alternative. Next, I am going to use minced meat or chicken, mushrooms....

  10. yum yum..savoury bread puddings sounds just delicious!


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