Cheese and Chili Savoury Charlotte

Cheese and Chili Savoury Charlotte

Posted 2015-10-14 by finyfollow

Charlottes are usually sweet with a base of bread, however in this recipe I have made it a savoury charlotte.

I felt like something cheesy and have not tried anything like this before.

I was given a few dozen fresh eggs, so needed something that had eggs and cheese in it. I then decided to add chilis to it as have a big bag of them, and they would give it a bit of "zing".

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Makes: 4 as an accompaniment

½ thick slice bread, cubed
4 slices bread, with crusts removed
100 ml milk
20 g butter
1 - 2 eggs, separated
¾ tbsp flour
115 g cheese, grated
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
50 ml cream
Chilis to your taste
Salt (optional)

  • Lightly grease a 10 cm deep baking dish, or casserole with a bit of oil, or line with baking paper - I actually used a springform as did not have such small casseroles.

  • Preheat the oven to about 180° fan forced.

  • Put the bread cubes in a small dish and cover with half the milk.

  • Put the bread slices in another bowl and put the remaining milk over them.

  • Leave both of these bread bowls to soak in the milk.

  • In another bowl cream the butter until soft. Mix in the egg yolks,slowly.

  • Stir in the flour, and then the soaked bread cubes.

  • Add the cheese, nutmeg and salt, if using (I did not, as the cheese has a lot of salt).

  • If using chilis, add these, and I used about 3 dried chilis, chopped.

  • Blend this well, and then stir in the cream.

  • Whisk the egg whites till they are stiff, and then carefully fold them into the cheese mixture.

  • Line the baking dish with the soaked bread slices.

  • Pour the cheese mixture into the centre.
  • I also added a chopped chili on the top

  • Bake for about 50 minutes or until the charlotte has puffed up a bit and is golden brown.

  • Serve hot or it is also nice cold the following days. It can be served as a meal with say, a tomato salad or similar. I served it with my [link salmon steak and mango].


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