Ham, leek and cheese bread & butter pudding

 Ham, leek and cheese bread & butter pudding


  1. Grease a 1.2 litre (2 pt) baking dish with a little butter.
  2. Melt the remaining butter in a pan and gently fry the leek for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Cut bread into triangles, then layer half in the base of the dish.
  4. Scatter half the leeks and all the ham on top, then sprinkle with half the cheese. Arrange the remaining bread on top.
  5. Beat the eggs and milk together. Season. Pour evenly over the bread, then scatter the remaining leeks on top.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and leave to stand for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190°C/35°F/Gas Mark 5.
  8. Remove cover and bake pudding for 30-35 minutes, until and golden brown.

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Try using up slightly stale bread, as the drier texture will soak up more moisture


25g (1oz) butter
1 large leek, thinly sliced
6 thin slices white bread
75g (3oz) cooked ham, chopped
150g (6oz) Lancashire cheese, grated or crumbled
3 eggs, beaten
600ml (1pt) milk
Freshly ground black pepper


Time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 482 cals, 26g fat, 16g sat