Am very blessed and honoured to be working with IKEA once again for a new task ! And this time it’s in celebration for World Food Day !! So what exactly is World Food Day if you may ask ? It’s basically reminding each and every one of us not to WASTE food so that we can create a positive impact on people and the earth and also to eradicate hunger as much as possible ! Even though we are very blessed to be able to live in a developed country with abundance food but there are many others out there from the rest of the world who are still suffering from extreme poverty and scarcity of food. Through this motion, it is hoped that all of us are kept motivated to utilise our food effectively in order to keep wastage to the least minimum. Meaningful indeed, isn’t it ?
Tasked with the new “challenge”, we are required to come out with something that uses our leftovers foods and turn them into a delicacy to be served. Not sure if it applies to anyone of you, but it sure does to me that whenever I had a loaf of bread, I will not be able to finish it up till the very last day of its expiry or at times, stretches for another 1-2 days thereafter ! It certainly isn’t fresh anymore but it’s also gonna be a complete waste to chuck it away simply just like that when they are still edible.
So I decide to churn them into something comforting and happy, which is a SPAM and Cheese Bread Pudding !! The traditional bread and butter pudding used to be on a sweet note, hence I decide to give it a little twist and rejuvenate it into a savoury cuisine instead. We all knew that you can never go wrong with SPAM and bread. Compiled with extra thick luscious oozing cheese together with rich creamy egg custard pudding sauce, oh my, oh my…. did my description just make you drool for some now ?? Hehehe.
And not forgetting to mention, IKEA launched a series of 365+ dinnerware, cookware and glassware recently. The first impression that comes to my mind when I noticed the 365+ is a range of household wares that serves a comprehensive need, something which can be used day in day out, everyday of the year and hence, durability and convenience have to be the key factors. I guess I wasn’t that far from the real facts ! They are easy to store, ability to withstand frequent usage and made appropriately for everyday use and special occasions. And what’s most noticeable is probably the very affordable price too !!
Using the oven dish from the same series, the SPAM and Cheese Bread Pudding is baked and served alongside with fresh strawberries, carrots sticks, caramel popcorn as extra sides and a mild earl grey tea to balance the diet ! A very flavourful and awesome breakfast is served !!
Hopefully this really fuss free and noob friendly dish can get everyone to enjoy their stale bread more often now !!
These serveware pieces from the 365+ series are available at amazing prices ! Check them out here too !!
Oh yes, not forgetting the recipe as below ! Enjoy !!
- 3 slices of bead
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 30 butter
- 100ml whipped cream
- 75ml milk
- 3 eggs
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar (Feel free to add more if you have a sweeter tooth!)
- Some freshly ground black pepper
- 6 slices of SPAM
- 2 pieces of cheddar cheese slices
- 4-5 tbsp of grated cheese
- Heat up the olive oil and pan fried the SPAM for awhile till they are lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Spread around 10g of butter on each slice of bread. Cut into cubes.
- Combine the whipped cream, milk, eggs, salt, sugar and pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
- Lay half of the bread cubes onto the bottom of the oven dish with the butter side facing up.
- Cut the SPAM into cubes and spread half of them on top of the bread cubes.
- Cut the cheese slice into small pieces and lay them on top of the SPAM.
- Add on another layer of remaining bread cubes.
- Spread the balance SPAM cubes over the 2nd layer of bread cubes.
- Pour in the whipped cream mixture from Step 2.
- Spread the grated cheese all over the top.
- Place the oven dish on a bigger baking tin and bake in a pre-heated oven (with fan mode on) at 175 degrees C for approximately 35-40 minutes until the top is nicely browned and the skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Garnish as desired and serve hot.
* This is a sponsored post from IKEA, however all opinions and comments are of the own.