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Recipe Category: Sides » Savouries » Main Courses » Breakfast & Brunch

Cheese and Bacon Ciabatta Bake

This is a savoury bread and butter pudding that makes a light meal, breakfast or side dish.

Serves: 4-6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 loaf (250g) stale ciabatta or crusty bread, cut into cubes
  • 150g grated smoked cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup regular milk
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cook bacon in a frypan on medium heat until fat renders, then add onion and fry over high heat until golden. Butter a rectangular lasagne dish and add ciabatta bread cubes, bacon, onion and half the cheese, tossing together. Lightly beat eggs, milk, cream and salt together with a fork and pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 07/01/2020