(First, sorry for the lousy photos – I’ve been having lighting issues.)
Take a rich buttery brioche, and add bacon and cheese to it. Then thank the Italians for this marvelous creation that they call Casatiello.
Now, how does this fit into my Frugal Fridays theme of using everything on hand to make something and not let food go to waste? I’m glad you asked, because I had a hunk of frozen provolone in the freezer, along with some bacon and . . . Morningstar Farms soy bacon. Yep, you read that correctly.
And the result? Delicious, fragrant, buttery, tender. Even after a few days the bread was great toasted, and excellent for sandwiches. We are still eating it because this bread is huge – almost as big as the Artos bread I made a few weeks ago.