Breakfast bake with bacon, mushroom and onions ...
A hearty dish to get your day started. As seen on Expresso Morning Show or Afternoon Express, SABC3.
6 hard-boiled eggs
8 slices white bread
250 g rindless back bacon, chopped
500 g black mushrooms, cut into quarters
25 ml (25 g) Clover Mooi River butter
2 onions, sliced
25 ml olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
5 extra eggs
2 ml salt
750 ml Clover full cream fresh milk
180 ml (72 g) Clover Mature cheddar, grated
freshly ground black pepper or cayenne pepper to taste
freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley to taste
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Boil eggs, remove shells and cut into half lengthways.
Fry the bacon. Heat butter in a heavy-based frying pan and add mushrooms.
Fry until mushrooms just turn colour.
Remove from heat.
Heat oil in another heavy-based frying pan and add onions.
Saute onions until translucent.
Cut the bread slices into 3 fingers each.
Arrange a layer of half of the bread on the base of a greased ovenproof dish.
Arrange the eggs, bacon, mushroom and onions over the bread.
Arrange another layer of bread over the mixed layer.
Beat the extra eggs, milk and seasoning together and pour over the bread and bacon layers.
Allow to stand for at least 30 minutes.
Place dish in an oven roasting pan and fill pan with water to cover the dish 2⁄3 up the sides.
Bake in oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until almost set.
Sprinkle the cheese and pepper over and bake for a further 8 – 10 minutes or until completely set and cheese is lightly browned on top.
Cut into portions and serve immediately, sprinkled with fresh herbs.