Irish Cheese Pudding
Prep time – 30 mins
Baking time – 30 mins
What you need:
8 slices stale bread
60g softened butter
150g cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup Dark Beer / Chicken stock
1/2 cup cream
freshly ground pepper
What to do:
Preheat oven to 150 degree C (300F/Gas 2). Remove crusts from bread, butter each slice on one side only. Sprinkle two-thirds of the grated cheese onto four slices, sandwich with the remaining bread. Cut Cheese sandwiches in half diagonally. Well you can make pretty star shapes for all I care.. but we are trying to keep it simple 🙂
Grease a shallow oven proof dish with the remaining butter. Arrange sandwiches over the base.
Beat the eggs, beer and cream; Note: You can substitute chicken stock for beer or go half and half (Just making the recipe kid friendly!). You can also stir in a spoon of Dijon Mustard for more flavour. Pour mixture over the sandwiches, moistening each. Make sure you cover all the sandwiches and there is some liquid standing at the base. Let the preparation stand for 30 mins. This is where the happy union begins.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and season with ground black pepper. Bake for 30 mins or until pudding is set and golden.
Serve with a green salad to make a complete meal. And more dark beer on the side wouldn’t hurt either!