Christmas morning breakfast bake

1 hour 15 minutes


  • 200g of smoked streaky bacon, diced, or lardons
  • 350g of pork and herb sausages, skinned and cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely diced
  • 450g of baby spinach leaves
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, drained, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 600ml of whole milk
  • 9 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 baguette, large, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


Add the rapeseed oil to a large frying pan and gently sauté the bacon, sausage, onion andgarlic for about 5–8 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the sausages are cooked. Add the spinach and cook until it is wilted, for about 2 minutes
Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture and set aside
Mix the milk with the eggs and season to taste with salt, pepper and the smoked paprika
Scatter the baguette cubes over the bottom of a large baking dish, and top with half of the spinach mixture
Top with the remaining baguette cubes and spinach mixture and then pour the egg and milk mixture over the top
Push the bread down into the egg mixture, cover and allow to sit for at least 2–3 hours (or overnight)
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Bake uncovered for 45–50 minutes, until the bake is puffed up and golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving