Savoury bread and butter pudding

    50 min

    The inspiration for this came as I was struggling under yet another egg mountain (the chucks had noticed that spring was in the air) and we had just scoffed our way though a 'normal' bread and butter pudding.


    Kent, England, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • softened butter, as needed
    • 4 to 6 slices bread, crusts removed if you prefer
    • Marmite®, to taste (optional)
    • 100g strong Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 6 eggs, beaten
    • 300ml milk, or enough to soak the bread

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Thickly butter the bread on both sides and spread with Marmite®, if you like. Make a sandwich by covering with a generous layer of grated cheese, reserving some to sprinkle on top, and a few halved cherry tomatoes.
    3. Put the top on the sandwich and cut into four triangles, placing them crust side down (point up) into a greased, oven proof dish. Repeat until the bread is used up.
    4. Season the beaten eggs then add about half the milk, mix and pour over the sandwiches. Place the dish on to a baking tray (this keeps your oven clean) and add more milk, if all the egg mixture has been soaked up. Sprinkle the top with reserved grated cheese.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until the custard is set and the top is golden and crispy. Remove from the oven and serve.


    Serve at once with baked beans or salad if you don't feel the cold. If you don't have six eggs to spare, it is fine to use just four.

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    This recipe is great, as well as very flexible and forgiving. I used stale bread that was hard as a rock, and because of that didn't butter the slices. I also added some diced ham. I followed the rest of the recipe as stated. The result was delicious and enjoyed by the whole family. Thank you for sharing!!!  -  15 May 2017


    It was very successful. Served it as a Sunday lunchtime dish with baked beans as suggested. There were 4 of us and i would advise adding another half of the ingredients. Maybe we're just greedy but it's stretching it to say it feeds 4. Delicious though. One of our party didn't like marmite so I didnt use that but I'm sure it would work really well. I used some gluten free bread on one end of the dish for my daughter and it worked fine. thank you  -  23 Jan 2017