Savoury Bread Bake

The recipe is a great way to use up stale bread and works with a variety of vegetables. It can be served warm fresh from the oven, or eaten cold or reheated the next day.

Prep:
15
mins
Cook:
15
mins
Shallow Frying
Oven
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Ingredients

For 6 people as a main meal

400g of bread – anything from sliced pan to crusty loaf will do

600ml milk

2 eggs

1 onion or 4 scallions or 1⁄2 leek – chopped

Any combination of the following vegetables

6-8 mushrooms sliced

1 pepper chopped

3-4 tomatoes chopped

1 cup of frozen peas

Method

  1. Tear the bread into small chunks by hand and place in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt and pepper until mixed. Pour this over the bread pieces. If you have time, leave to soak for half an hour or so.
  3. While you’re waiting fry the onion (scallions or leeks) in some vegetable oil for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in the mushrooms and peppers (or whatever vegetables you have) and fry for another 5 minutes stirring regular, so the vegetables don’t burn.
  5. Spread the bread and milk/egg mix into a baking tin or oven dish (the mix will expand on cooking so make sure there is extra room in the dish).
  6. Top with the fried vegetables and stir lightly into the bread mix.
  7. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  8. Bake at 180oC for about 40-45 minutes.
  9. Leftovers should be stored in the fridge (once cooled) and will keep for 2-3 days. Can be eaten cold or individual portions heated in the microwave.
  • Use wholemeal or wholegrain bread to increase fibre intake. This can help to improve digestive health.
  • Incorporate plenty of vegetables to the dish. Vegetables are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, which help boost your health and fight off disease.

Nutritional Information

  • A good source of protein. Protein is needed for growth and repair of muscle and leaves you feeling fuller for longer.
  • A good source of calcium. Calcium is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
  • Onions, tomatoes & peppers are high in antioxidants which help the body to fight off infection.