Cheesy mushroom bacon bread pudding

Serves 4-6

  1. 8oz bread, cut into 1in cubes
  2. 8oz bacon
  3. 8oz leek, sliced 1/2in thick
  4. 1lb mushrooms, sliced
  5. 1-3/4oz parmesan
  6. 1/3 cup parsley
  7. 2tsp thyme
  8. 6 eggs
  9. 2 cups milk
  10. 1 cup cream
  11. 4tb gruyere
  • Toast bread in a 350 degree oven until lightly toasted and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, render bacon and set aside. Discard all but 2tb fat and cook leeks for 5 minutes. Set aside with bacon. Cook mushrooms in 2 batches for 5 minutes each, set aside with bacon and leek and let cool.
  • Add 5-7 to mixture. Whisk 8-10 and mix in. Fold in bread. Transfer to a 9in baking dish, top with gruyere and bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes. Serve.

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