Leek & Bread Pudding Recipe

Delicious comforting food on a budget

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    Prep Time

    15 mins

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    Cook Time

    25 mins

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    Serves

    4

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    Cost Per Serving

    50p - 74p

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories375 kcal

    Calories

    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat20g

    Fat

    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates4g

    Saturates

    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs33g

    Carbs

    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars7g

    Sugars

    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre5.5g

    Fibre

    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein20g

    Protein

    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

  • Salt1.3g

    Salt

    A small amount of salt is needed in your diet but too much can raise your blood pressure, which increases risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Adults shouldn’t eat more than about 1 teaspoon (6g) per day – and that includes salt already in the foods you eat, not just the salt you add, so check nutrition labels on food packs.

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Ingredients

  • 3tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 400g leeks, washed, trimmed and sliced into 1cm pieces
  • 6 thick slices wholemeal bread (260g)
  • 100g low fat soft cheese
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 150ml semi skimmed milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the leeks for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Spread the bread with the cream cheese and cut each slice into quarters. Place half in the base of a heatproof dish, cheese side up. Scatter half the leeks over the top.
  4. Mix the eggs, milk and seasoning together and pour half over the leeks, repeat with the remaining bread, then leeks then pour over the remaining egg mixture. Bake for 25 minutes until golden and set.

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