I have never tried savoury bread pudding, but this looks so delicious I can’t wait. Your pictures and descriptions of the Christmas morning look so intimate and peaceful, and this pudding sounds like the ideal complement to it.
Wow sounds like an absolutely amazing meal! I really haven’t ever tried a savory bread pudding – the closest I’ve come is a stove-top stuffing. But this sounds like a good one to start with – anything with arugula and gruyere has got to be delicious in my book! Thanks for sharing!
The Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken and Bread Salad is amazing, you should definitely try it. But, this also reminded my of another Judy Roger recipe (I’m pretty sure there’s an Alice Waters one out there too) for Onion and Swiss Chard Pannade. It’s like bread pudding, with the bread and savory vegetable and cheese layers, but instead of a custard, you ladle broth over the whole thing and bake it slow and low until sumptuously tender on the inside and crusty on top. Almost like a baked french onion soup casserole. And, the leftovers are fantastic — microwaved at work, or pan-fried at home topped with an easy-over egg.
i was searching for recipes all afternoon, for a work appetizer potluck… and low and behold.. i think i’ve found it. this looks so yummy, and who wouldn’t want cheesy bread!? i love this blog! thanks for the great recipe. happy new year!