Wednesday, November 5, 2008

day.... 5? in which clippy offers some 'filler'.

luckily someone asked for the recipe for the dish i blogged about yesterday.
so i now have something to blog about.
no, it's not, technically, the same subject.
it's allowed right?
now if you want to come up with something for tomorrow too, i will be very grateful.

You will need 12 slices of bread.
(whole wheat, thick sliced, is the best kind)
Because it's healthier of course that's why.
Cut off the top/end crusts to make the bread square and it will fit into the dish better.
A 12"x6" baking dish works nicely and you will get 6 good portions.
Put six slices of bread on the bottom of your baking dish.

You will need about 4 cups of grated cheese.
Sprinkle a layer of the cheese over the bread you just put in the bottom of your baking dish.
Use about 1/2 of the cheese.

You will need about 4 cups of milk.
I realize this picture shows 3 glasses.
Just ignore that.
It's the best shot I could get (steal) from the internet.

You will need 3 or 4 eggs. Beat them with the milk.
I mean beat them INTO the milk of course.
You cannot beat eggs WITH milk that is impossible.
Milk is not a solid.
Well you knew that.
You're very smart.
But you never know how someone might take me literally.
There are just SO many pitfalls in the English language.

You will need a packet of low salt bacon.
(I don't know what size packet. Mine had about 20 pieces of bacon)
Grill the bacon and then cut it into small pieces.
Sprinkle the layer of bacon over the bread and cheese which is already in the dish.
(as opposed to the bread and cheese which is not yet in the dish, because that would just be messy.)
You do NOT want me to go all Gordon Ramsay on you here now do you?

Layer the next six slices of bread over top of the bacon, bread and cheese which is already in the dish.
(If this were England I'd say layer 'on top of' but when in Rome, or in this case, N.America, we say, "over top."
You say 'tomayto' and I say 'tomahto' etc.
However, there are NO tomatoes in this recipe.
But you know what?
Now I come to think of it, some thinly sliced ones layered over the bacon and bread, and under the cheese, might be nice.
Just thought of that now.
So I can't guarantee it as such.
But, you know, let me know how it works out if you try it.

Now put the other six slices of bread on top of all of that.
Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
Pour the eggs and milk (seasoned with salt and pepper if you desire) over the whole lot, cover it, and leave it in the fridge overnight, or for a minimum of four hours.
Bake it at 350 for about 45 mins.
No, not you.
The dish, is uncovered.
You should wear clothes.
You may get burned.
It really does rise like a souffle so serve it HOT.
and when it's finished, it might look something like this and it tastes fab.

And of course it is compulsory (in my house) that you serve it with this.

If you like you can serve it with some of this,

because you just worked very hard and, you deserve a glass (or two) of wine.

Bon appetit mes amies.
ah oui, Clippy gets all Francais around vino rouge.


sara said...

oooooh... i didn't see this! I just asked for the recipe and you have already posted it!!

nice one... I'll make it one day and post a photo on my blog and we can compare!!

loves :-)

Expat mum said...

Blimey. I'm a crap cook at the best of times but with all that music plus extra words, - I had to keep reading things over!

Clippy Mat said...

expat mum:
you didn't take your ritalin today did you?

BusyBeeSuz said...

Possibly you heard me laughing all through this???
You are too freakin' witty woman. This looks to be something Coach would love to eat...well anything with Bacon he LOVES to eat. I will try this. Oh, with a few glasses of wine is correct!!
thanks for the smiles this morning.

Clippy Mat said...

i think i just learned how to turn off my music so that it doesn't automatically start playing when you read my blog.
(will check when i get home because i'm at work.)
so it's your choice if you want to listen or not. that should be better.
works for me.

C said...

yummy recipe i will definatley try! also, i think i told you my partner is from england? well, we ALWAYS have HP sauce on hand. it made me smile to see it one your blog. we have both the fruity one and the regular. we have been lucky in that one of our grocery stores carries quite a few items imported from england. diane has to have her PG tips tea, her lemon curd jam, her crumpets, her yorkie candy bars and jaffa cakes, her coleman's mustard (that shit is hot), her trifle, her canned custard, her "proper" bacon, sage n onion stuffing, bangers, bisto gravy mix, and mint sauce to go with her lamb chops. however, she cannot get steak n kidney pie, pasties, nor proper fish n chips.
:( but when my niece sends us melon vodka from itly, which they dont have here in the states, we savour that down to the last frikkin drop!

so if any of these things sound yummy to you, and you can't get them in your neck of the woods, lemme know and i will see what i can do....


Clippy Mat said...

c: ah yes, the british diet. it's all so healthy isn't it?
chips, pasties, jaffa cakes, trifle and canned custard.
what's not to like?
and don't forget curry and chips.
and how did i know that you and diane would be regular AND fruity, H.P.?

Smileygirl said...

I'm not sure whether to bless you or curse your name for sharing this recipe. It looks sooooo damn good.

And you could probably chop up some potatoes (as well as tomatoes) in there too, no? Or maybe some green onions and/or mushrooms? Oh the possibilities are endless. So now I will be attempting to make this soon. Maybe this weekend. I'm sure it won't look like your heavenly creation though.

Crazy Mo said...

I'm having difficulty typing as my keys are sticky now that I've drooled all over them! MMMmmmmmm!!!

Expat mum said...

Cheeky winnit! Don't get me wrong, I love that song, but not when I'm trying to take in a recipe!!!

Clippy Mat said...

expat mum:
cheeky winnit?
i bet there's not much call for that expression where you live.
good 'un.