Cheese and Caramelised Onion Bread & Butter Pudding

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Cheese Bread & Butter Pudding
DifficultyBeginner

The ultimate comfort food, this cheesy, savoury Bread & Butter Pudding is a great way to elevate humble ingredients and make good use of leftovers – stale bread works wonders, and you can use any cheese you like. Feel free to throw in any leftover roasted carrots, parsnips or meat if you wish. It’s a fine accompaniment to a roast dinner – or a delicious midweek dish on its own. Recipe by food writer and friend of Sharpham Cheese, Harry Hook.

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Cheese Bread & Butter Pudding
Makes4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time55 mins
 1 Loaf of breadSliced. Stale bread is fine.
 100 g Salted butter, softened.Plus extra for greasing
 2 Garlic clovesGrated
 1 Camembert Or any mix of cheeses that need using up
 200 ml Whole milk
 2 Eggs
 50 g Cornish clotted creamWe love Trewithen Dairy's clotted cream
 1 tsp Mustard
 Salt and pepper
Caramelised Onions
 50 g Butter
 Glug of olive oil
 3 Red onions
 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1

Heat the butter and olive oil over a medium heat, add the onions and coat them in the buttery oil. Cook for at least 20 minutes, prodding from time to time, until they are all caramelised. Add the red wine vinegar and cook for a couple more minutes until sticky. Season well and set aside.

2

Stir the grated garlic into the softened butter, parsley and pepper until thoroughly combined.

3

Spread the garlic butter over the bread on both sides. Slice the bread into triangles, don’t worry about removing the crusts as you might a sweet bread and butter pudding.

4

Slice the Camembert into thick, oozy slices, if using. Otherwise, grate your cheese.

5

Grease a baking dish and arrange a layer of bread in the bottom. Spoon over a layer of caramelised onions and cheese. Repeat with bread, onions and cheese until it’s all used up.

6

Whisk the milk, eggs, clotted cream and mustard, before seasoning with salt and pepper. Pour over the bread until it’s all soaked up.

7

If you have the time, allow to stand for a little while so the bread soaks up the mixture.

8

Preheat oven to 180c. Bake for 25 minutes until bubbling and golden on top.

Ingredients

 1 Loaf of breadSliced. Stale bread is fine.
 100 g Salted butter, softened.Plus extra for greasing
 2 Garlic clovesGrated
 1 Camembert Or any mix of cheeses that need using up
 200 ml Whole milk
 2 Eggs
 50 g Cornish clotted creamWe love Trewithen Dairy's clotted cream
 1 tsp Mustard
 Salt and pepper
Caramelised Onions
 50 g Butter
 Glug of olive oil
 3 Red onions
 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar

Directions

1

Heat the butter and olive oil over a medium heat, add the onions and coat them in the buttery oil. Cook for at least 20 minutes, prodding from time to time, until they are all caramelised. Add the red wine vinegar and cook for a couple more minutes until sticky. Season well and set aside.

2

Stir the grated garlic into the softened butter, parsley and pepper until thoroughly combined.

3

Spread the garlic butter over the bread on both sides. Slice the bread into triangles, don’t worry about removing the crusts as you might a sweet bread and butter pudding.

4

Slice the Camembert into thick, oozy slices, if using. Otherwise, grate your cheese.

5

Grease a baking dish and arrange a layer of bread in the bottom. Spoon over a layer of caramelised onions and cheese. Repeat with bread, onions and cheese until it’s all used up.

6

Whisk the milk, eggs, clotted cream and mustard, before seasoning with salt and pepper. Pour over the bread until it’s all soaked up.

7

If you have the time, allow to stand for a little while so the bread soaks up the mixture.

8

Preheat oven to 180c. Bake for 25 minutes until bubbling and golden on top.

Cheese and Caramelised Onion Bread & Butter Pudding