Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding


  1. Heat oil in skillet over high heat, add onions and cook until golden brown
  2. Add mushrooms, garlic, half of Essence, salt, pepper and stir until mushrooms are tender
  3. Add beer and cook, stirring to deglaze and until mixture almost dry, 1-2 minutes
  4. Remove from heat, let cool
  5. In largebowl, combine eggs, cream, molasses, Worcestershire, thyme and other half of Essence, salt, and pepper, whisk well to combine. Add mushroom mixture and cheeses and stir well. Add the bread cubes and let sit until bread has absorbed the moisture, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally
  6. Preheat oven to 350
  7. Butter a 5x8 or so baking dish, add bread crumbs, pour bread pudding mixture into pan and cover with aluminum foil, bake for one hour and uncover, continue baking until risen and firm in the center and golden brown, 20-30 minutes, remove from oven and cool slightly before serving.