Savory Bread Pudding

Category, , DifficultyIntermediate

Recipe by Peloton Culinary & Catering

A savory bread pudding.

 1 lb loaf multi-grain or sourdough bread
 2 oz olive oil
 1 cup bacon, thick cut, 1/4" dice
 1 cup yellow onion, peeled, diced small
 1 ½ tbsp garlic, minced
 1 qt heavy cream
 2 bay leaves, dry
 as needed kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper
 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
 9 eggs, whisked together

1

Cut the bread into 1/2" size cubes, lay out on a sheet tray for about an hour to air dry.

2

In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add the oil and the bacon. Slowly render out the fat of the bacon until crispy.

3

Add the onion and garlic, sweat until translucent. Add the heavy cream and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes.

4

Remove bay leaf and add parsley and thyme. Temper in the eggs to the cream mixture.

5

In a large bowl, pour the egg cream mixture over the bread cubes. Season again with salt and pepper as needed.

6

Place mixture into a baking dish sprayed with non stick spray and cover. Bake in a 350 degree oven in a water bath. Cook until the center of the pudding is firm. Estimated cooking is 1 hour. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients

 1 lb loaf multi-grain or sourdough bread
 2 oz olive oil
 1 cup bacon, thick cut, 1/4" dice
 1 cup yellow onion, peeled, diced small
 1 ½ tbsp garlic, minced
 1 qt heavy cream
 2 bay leaves, dry
 as needed kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper
 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
 9 eggs, whisked together

Directions

1

Cut the bread into 1/2" size cubes, lay out on a sheet tray for about an hour to air dry.

2

In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add the oil and the bacon. Slowly render out the fat of the bacon until crispy.

3

Add the onion and garlic, sweat until translucent. Add the heavy cream and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes.

4

Remove bay leaf and add parsley and thyme. Temper in the eggs to the cream mixture.

5

In a large bowl, pour the egg cream mixture over the bread cubes. Season again with salt and pepper as needed.

6

Place mixture into a baking dish sprayed with non stick spray and cover. Bake in a 350 degree oven in a water bath. Cook until the center of the pudding is firm. Estimated cooking is 1 hour. Happy Cooking!

Savory Bread Pudding