Make it different: Sausage & herb bread pudding
Replace the cherry tomatoes and ham with 3 sliced cooked sausages, tucking them amongst the bread with a few basil leaves, Pour on the egg mixture, sprinkle over the cheese and cook as above.
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix
the butter and garlic together, then use
a little to grease a shallow baking dish
or tin. Use the rest to butter the bread
slices, then cut them in half diagonally.
Arrange the bread slices, overlapping,
in the baking dish. Tuck the cherry
tomatoes and ham in and around them.
Whisk the milk and eggs together, and
season with salt and pepper. Pour over
the bread and gently push the slices
down in the liquid. Leave to stand for
5 mins. Scatter the cheese over the top,
then bake for 35-40 mins until golden and
just set. Serve with a crisp green salad.