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Garlic Bread and Tomato Bake

Bread, Vegetarian | July 24, 2015 | By


You know how it is on a Saturday when you haven’t really planned what to eat for lunch?  Then suddenly you find that everyone is at home and looking expectantly for you to come up with something tasty for them to enjoy.

Well that’s what happened to me last Saturday.  What could I make? What did I have in the larder and fridge?

Garlic Bread and Tomato Bake
Serves 4

A single garlic baguette
6 tomatoes
4 eggs
100 ml milk
2 tbsp red pesto
75g grated cheddar
freshly ground pepper
A few basil leaves (optional)

  1. Pre – heat the oven to 180C
  2. Slice up the garlic bread and place in a buttered oven proof dish.
  3. Thickly slice the tomatoes and layer over the bread.
  4. Cover with 2 tablespoons of pesto.
  5. Beat the eggs and add the milk, pour it over the bread and tomatoes.
  6. Season with freshly ground pepper and cover with the grated cheese. 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until risen and golden.
  8. Tear up a few basil leaves and scatter over the top.
  9. Serve with salad.
This is the ideal dish for the No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen.

And of course Credit Crunch Munch as this is a thrifty dish which will fill up the family at very little cost.   Credit Crunch Munch is run by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All


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    July 24, 2015

    I find Saturday lunches are exactly the same in my house. I never really plan them and only thing about what to eat as it gets to late morning. This is a really tasty way of using up things left in the fridge.

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    July 25, 2015

    This reminds me of Ready Steady Cook or a Masterchef challenge – you did a great job too! Very interesting idea with the eggs too.

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      July 26, 2015

      Thanks Tracy, I've made savoury bread and butter puds before, you can throw pretty much anything in there.

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    July 26, 2015

    What a gorgeous recipe – proper, ooey gooey comfort food! I don't think I'd be able to stop at just one piece! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

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    Bintu Hardy
    July 26, 2015

    Hahahaha. How very creative Janice. My Saturday moment ended with courgette flatbreads.

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    London Unattached Lifestyle
    July 26, 2015

    This is so funny – it's very like a posh version of the first ever thing I was taught to cook…sliced bread, tomato, cheese (no pesto and white sliced bread). We called it 'a little supper' and I cooked it for my mum every weekend for a month apparently!

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      July 26, 2015

      You are right Fiona. I've made it before but not with garlic bread, all the best ideas endure and are reinvented!

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    Choclette Blogger
    July 28, 2015

    Fantastic, it's the super quick type of meal that CT is likely to put together and I am very happy to eat.

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    August 20, 2015

    This is such a fantastic idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge 🙂

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    September 19, 2015

    I am super late to the party, but wouldn't this be perfect for the last of the tomatoes that never seem to ripen properly? Thanks for sharing with #creditcrunchmunch

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      September 20, 2015

      Quite possibly Helen, although I haven't tried that as I don't grow my own tomatoes.

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