Egg and bacon bread and butter pudding

ServesServes 6


  • 8-10 slices multi grain bread
  • butter
  • 6 slices middle cut bacon
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 250g fresh ricotta
  • 75g grated parmesan
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 225ml cream
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C and butter a large baking dish
  2. Generously butter each slice of bread
  3. Slice the bacon into thin strips and sauté in a little olive oil until crisp, drain and set aside
  4. Place a layer of the bread at the bottom of the baking dish
  5. Sprinkle over a little bacon, parmesan, ricotta and parsley
  6. Place another layer of bread on top and sprinkle again
  7. Continue with one more layer of all the ingredients
  8. Whisk together the eggs and cream and season with salt and pepper
  9. Pour over the layers of bread and finish with a sprinkle of parmesan
  10. Place on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes or until the egg mix is set and the top is beginning to brown
  11. Serve immediately with a green salad
  12. Once the bacon has been cooked and parsley chopped this recipe is perfect for even the younger kids to do on their own
  13. Get them to cook this as a mid week dinner for you

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