Here’s another in our series of delicious Thanksgiving recipes. This easy to make Gouda Bread Pudding is savory and layered in cheese, glorious cheese. Your guests will want to save room on their plates for this! In fact, they may skip right past the turkey!
2 cups milk
½ cup (4 ounces) crème fraiche or sour cream
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded aged, sharp Gouda
Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add the milk, crème fraiche, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined.
Cut the baguette in half, then cut it into quarters and finally into 1-inch cubes. Add the bread to the eggs and toss to combine. Leave to soak up the liquid for at least 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Generously butter an 8-inch to 10-inch casserole or soufflé dish.
Transfer a third of the soaked bread to the casserole and then sprinkle a quarter of the cheese on top. Repeat, layering the bread and cheese until the casserole is filled. You should have 3 or 4 layers of bread and cheese. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread. Finish by sprinkling the remaining cheese in a thick layer on top.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the bread pudding has puffed up in the center and the top is crusty and golden brown. Serve hot.
This is a “perfect” side dish for the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey.
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