This dish smells like a sandwich. In a really good way. I had this epiphany as I opened the oven door to check on the baking status. I was assaulted with a hot, steamy wave of bread, cheese, mustard and onion. What I really should have done is taken a short walk outside just so that I could walk back into a home that is filled with these smells.
This dish is from The Moosewood Cookbook- Simple Suppers. A one Ms. S. Brin once tried to make it for me, but that was the night her oven broke. We eventually managed to share in this particular simple supper- though it is also a hit at any brunch, not to mention a snap to make. I honestly can’t say anything more about it. I hope that you make it soon.
Eggy Cheesy Hot Dish- aka Savory Bread & Cheese Bake.
- 1 Tbs butter
- 12 oz crusty bread (or homemade sourdough) cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 c grated cheddar or whatever cheese you have lying around.
- 6-ish scallions, chopped
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 Tbs dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350
Rub pan with the tablespoon of butter. Layer bread and cheese into dish. Throw chopped scallions on top of bread and cheese. Mix milk, eggs, dijon, salt and pepper. Pour over bread, cheese and scallions. Press bread into custard mix to coat top bread pieces and help absorb liquid.
cover and place in oven for about 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 10-15, or until top is golden.