Savoury hot cross bun strata

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Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 8


By Matt Tebbutt
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic, cut in half
  • ½ tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 350ml/12fl oz full-fat milk
  • 350ml/12fl oz double cream
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 75g/2½oz Parmesan, grated
  • 8 stale hot cross buns, cut in half
  • 150g/5½oz Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 8 rashers sweet-cured or smoked bacon, cut in half lengthways, rind reserved
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, for brushing