There has been a surge in sourdough lovers in recent months. Many that I know have made their very own starter dough. I have jumped onto the bandwagon by buying sourdough instead of my usual loaf of multi-grain bread. So when Bakers Delight contacted me and asked if I wanted to try their new and soon to be released sour dough bread, I said YES YES and YES please.
It was delivered to the office and I love the smell of freshly baked bread. How I wished that I could have a slice right there. I grabbed it and held it like a baby and ran up the stairs. I wanted good photos so I had to wait till the next morning before I could slice it and try it. I could still smell and taste the olive. I have to say it was pretty good sourdough. Don’t get me wrong, sourdough bread is still best homemade but if you are lazy and time poor like me, then a loaf of Bakers Delight sourdough will make you just as happy. It is especially good for me as I have a Bakers Delight bakery just a block away from work.
I wanted to make something fairly simple and make the bread the star of the show. And also I need to thank my colleague for this bottle of beautiful home made passata. I tried to look for fresh tomatoes at the farmers market but there were none for obvious reasons.
Savory tomato and olive sourdough bread pudding
- 3 thick slices of sourdough bread, cubed
- 20g of Parmesan cheese
- 300ml of passata
- Salt and pepper
- Cube the sourdough bread. Pour in the passata. Grate about 15g of the Parmesan cheese in and combine thoroughly. Taste and season. Leave it aside for about 20mins until the bread soaks up the passata
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Use olive oil and oil the ramekins. Place the bread cubes into the ramekin. Add more sauce and place in the oven for about 15mins
- Remove from the oven and grate the rest of the Parmesan on top. Eat hot but becareful not to burn yourself
I like how I could still taste the olives and how the bread has soaked in all the flavours. In summer, we can add fresh basil, use fresh tomatoes instead.
What will you have this olive sourdough bread with?