I don't know about you, but on Friday nights I want a comforting dinner, which to me means something with cheese and a nice bottle of red wine alongside it. And cheese pudding fits that requirement perfectly.
Don't let yourself be fooled by the name, either. This pudding isn't sweet. Far from it. Cheese pudding is the richly savoury, velvety, adult version of bread and cheese. Historically, it probably was a nursery pudding of sorts. Thriftily using stale bread and dried up cheese, easy to construct and bound to please even the pickiest youngster.
It's easy on the cook, made entirely from store cupboard items and I'm sure that modern kids won't object to having this served for dinner, either. With a fresh green salad, it makes a quiet end to a busy day - and that has to be a good thing.
The Chief Ingredient: Grated Cheese
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This recipe feeds 2-4 depending on how hungry you are. It's best if you use a shallow baking dish as the pudding will rise and brown evenly. If you only have a deep dish, then reduce the oven temperature a little and cook the pudding for 5-10 minutes longer, checking frequently towards the end.
Making this pudding is truly a doddle. It takes around 10-15mins of kitchen time, and then you can relax while it bakes and wait for delicious scents to waft from the kitchen. Just the sort of easy go lucky dinner I need on a Friday night.
Planning dinner for a crowd? Or a romantic meal for two?
Return to the traditional English recipes page for more ideas about what to cook.