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Lockdown Larder Recipe – 4

Cheese Pudding

Cheese Pudding is a traditional British savoury dish made from leftovers, eggs, bread and cheese that needed to be used up. Many of you may remember it from your childhood. It is a tasty supper dish that can be made from ingredients that you will have in your store cupboard and is very easy and quick to prepare.

Ingredients

This recipe feeds 2-4 depending on how hungry you are.
It's best if you use a relatively shallow baking dish as the pudding will rise and brown evenly.
If you only have a deep dish, then reduce the oven temperature a little and cook the pudding for 5-10 minuteslonger, checking frequently towards the end.

  • 100g / 4 oz. fresh breadcrumbs
  • 400ml milk
  • 25g / 1 oz butter
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 200g / 8 oz. grated cheddar (I prefer to use mature cheddar to give a rich flavour)
  • 1 tsp mustard (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Method

Making this pudding is very easy. It takes around 20 minutes to prepare and then you can relax while it bakes or prepare vegetables or salad to go with it.
1. Heat the oven to 200°C / Fan 160°C
2. Place the breadcrumbs into a large bowl.
3. Warm the milk with the butter until the butter melts, then pour the mixture over the breadcrumbs and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Most of the milk will be absorbed by that time.
4. Beat the eggs with a little salt and then whisk into the breadcrumbs.
5. Stir in the cheese before adding the salt, pepper and mustard (if using) to taste.
6. Turn the mixture out into a shallow baking dish and smooth the top.
7. Bake for 30-35 mins in the centre of the oven until golden and nicely risen, and with the tiniest bit of wobble.

Recipe provided by our Home Cooking leader

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