Savoury bread pudding is something that has been lingering in my mind for a while now. I finally decided to give it a go this weekend. I picked up these cute little heart-shaped ramekins in Tesco's the other day and was still deciding what to bake in them. Not that I didn't have any ideas, I had too many and couldn't decide! Well, I went for the savoury bread pudding since I had some stale homemade bread that I was going to use in bread pudding anyway.
This is an easy recipe and it turned out well. Both Boyfriendlovlie and I really liked this. The good things is that it can be made virtually fat-free if you omit the margarine as topping at the end. I didn't put any in the pudding itself.
So, this could be nice as a starter or if made a slightly bigger portion, it can be a main. Having said that though, these were quite filling just that ramekin size.
Ingredients (serves 2)
75g (more or less) stale bread (should make up 1 cup (200ml) when soaked)
Oatmilk (enough to soak the bread)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Salt to taste
3 - 4 mushrooms, sliced
Handful of spinach leaves
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
- Cut bread into slices or small pieces. Cover with oatmilk and leave to soak.
Then mash the bread when well soaked. The mixture shouldn't be too runny. It should look like a thick porridge.
- Then, add in the nutritional yeast and cornstarch. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
- Grease 2 ramekins. Place some of this mixture into the ramekins. Fill them up to 1/3.
- Then layer the mushrooms.
- Add a layer of bread mixture followed by a layer of spinach leaves.
- Finally cover with another layer of bread mixture. Add a teaspoon of vegan margarine on top of each ramekin (this is optional, otherwise the pudding is virtually fat-free).
- Bake for 45 minutes.
You can serve in the ramekins or demould. If you want to demould, run a knife around the edge to loosen the pudding, then gently turn over and tap down on a plate.
They went really well with some rocket leaf salad. And for a hot and spicy touch, sprinkle with some hot dried chilli and herbs. Enjoy!
Psst... don't forget to make love afterward! :)