Serves 4


  • 500 g stale diced bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 600ml full fat milk
  • 100g chevre, finely crumbled
  • 75g prosciutto, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 shallot, minced
  • 4 chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 100g grated gruyere or parmesan


  1. Toast bread cubes in 180°C oven for 10 minutes or so, stirring halfway through. Leave oven on at 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix together eggs and milk until thoroughly blended.
  3. In a 20cm square baking pan, toss together bread cubes, prosciutto, shallot, mushrooms, thyme, and pepper.
  4. Stir in the chevre.
  5. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes.
  6. If desired, garnish with a shredded cheese such as parmesan or gruyere, for a golden crust.
  7. Bake in a 180°C oven for 40 minutes.