Tomato Basil Bread Pudding
Tomato basil bread pudding will be one the favorite puddings of your family once they try it. You can make this with tomatoes when in season or else use the cherry variety; of course the taste will vary. You can serve this dish as an appetizer or as a side dish or for breakfast.
• 1 butter for greasing the baking dish
Prep time:10 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
1.Filling: Place an oven rack at the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Add the bread cubes and leave it aside
2.Take a large skillet and heat the oil over medium-high heat. To this add shallots and garlic. Cook and stir constantly until fragrant for about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook this until it turns soft for about 2 minutes. Remove the pan and toss in the basil. Pour the tomato mix and Parmesan cheese over the bread cubes and mix well
3.Custard: Take a large bowl and beat the eggs, salt, milk and pepper until smooth. Pour the custard over the bread mix and gently toss to coat. Bake until it is slightly puffed and crispy and this will take about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the pudding from the oven and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve