Monday, January 4, 2010

Small Batch of ExCrabaGanza Savory Bread Pudding

1/4 Stick unsalted butter
2 large leeks only the white part cleaned and sliced
3/4 pounds of spicy sausage
1/4 pound of slice mushrooms
4 1/2 cups of stale bread cubes
1 1/2 cups of half and half
3 eggs beaten
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup asiago

Preheat the oven to 350

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the leeks and cook until soft. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes breaking it up as it browns. Add the shrooms and cook for another couple minutes, while stirring.

In a a bowl toss the bread and sausage mix together. In another bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 pan and press down firmly. Allow to set for 30 minutes. Bake for about 1 hour until nicely browned.

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