Asparagus Pudding Recipe

A cheesy pudding made from fresh asparagus
Yield: 6    Preparation Time: 15 minutes    Cooking Time: 20 minutes
There’s a delicious recipe for bread that has gone stale—they are not completely useless. You can combine them with fresh asparagus to make a cheesy pudding. They’re delicious even kids will surely love them. Asparagus pudding can be eaten with fruits or a crisp salad.


350g of fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into ½-inch slices, washed and drained
1 loaf of French bread, sliced in 1 and ½-inch pieces
5 large eggs
625ml of whole milk
225g of cheese, grated
1tbsp of chives, snipped
½ tsp of fresh tarragon, finely chopped
2tsp of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions

Toasting the bread

Preheat your oven, setting it at 175 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, get a large casserole dish and grease it. Set the bread on a baking sheet, put it in the oven and toast it until it is dried (not browned). This should take about ten minutes.

Cooking the asparagus

Put the asparagus in a pot of salted water and boil it for approximately 3 minutes, getting it a bright green in color. Once blanched, turn off heat, drain the water and dunk the asparagus in a bowl of cold water. Make sure to drain the water again completely.

Combining the remaining ingredients

Get another bowl and combine the milk, eggs, chives and tarragon. Season it with some salt and freshly ground pepper before whisking them together. Set aside.

Baking the asparagus

Get the toasted bread and arrange them on a casserole dish. Make sure not to overlap the bread beyond the dish, or at least put it to a minimum. Put the asparagus mixture on top of the bread. Sprinkle it with grated cheese before topping with the milk mixture. Press down the bread and allow it to sit for about an hour so the bread will have time to absorb all the liquid.

It would be best to refrigerate it overnight. The next day, bake the pudding for about half an hour to 45 minutes. It is ready when you see it all puffed up and golden brown. Allow the dish to warm down a bit prior to serving.