Ingredients:250g (about 4 cups) French bread (or any rustic bread) cut into 1cm cubes
175g (2 cups) mature (sharp) Cheddar cheese
90g (1/2 cup) finely-chopped onion
8 large eggs
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
6 thick rashers (slices) of bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
6 thin beef, turkey or pork sausages, roasted until cooked and cut into 2cm lengths
butter for greasing
Method:Liberally butter a casserole dish (about 25 x 30 x 4cm [10 x 12 x 2 in]) and set aside.
Combine the bread cubes, sausage, cheese and onion in a bowl then toss to combine. Turn this mixture into the casserole and spread over the base of the casserole.
Beat together the eggs, cream, mustard, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the bread, sausage and onion mix in the casserole.
Sprinkle the bacon over the top then transfer the casserole dish to an oven pre-heated to 170°C and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre of the dish emerges cleanly.
This can be served straight away, or it can be cooled, stored in the refrigerator and re-heated in the oven or microwave when you need it the following day.