Cheesy, Creamy Bread to go with Ham or Gammon

This is a sort of comfort food alternative to mashed potatoes. It goes particularly well with ham and red cabbage or a salad of artichoke hearts, frisée, black olives and lime and chilli cashews.


For four

  • 4 tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 slices of farmhouse white bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 170ml/¾ cup double cream
  • Smoked salt
  • Indonesian long pepper
  • 50g/2 oz/½ cup grated cheese – cheddar is fine


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C
  2. Core and halve the tomatoes and put them in the bottom of a shallow oven-proof serving dish greased with olive oil, drizzle the tomatoes with more olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat the eggs, whisk in the cream and season
  4. Stir in half the cheese
  5. Once the tomatoes are done turn the oven down to 180°C
  6. Cut the slices of bread into quarters diagonally and place over the tomatoes
  7. Pour over the egg and cream mixture
  8. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake for half an hour
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