Leftover bread is appreciated in Czech cuisine.
A popular comfort food is a bread-based savory pudding of spinach.
My family’s favorite variation is dotted with raisins, glamorized with cheese, and texturized with mushrooms.
Bread is a cherished staple of every Czech meal. Also, leftover bread is valued as an ingredient in countless recipes, from bread dumplings to bread puddings. Vegetables, especially spinach, team well with bread pudding. Variations abound, and simplicity of preparation is always a key factor in the allure of bread puddings, which have staged a worldwide comeback.
My family’s favorite variation of Spinach Pudding (Špenátový pudink) features cheese, mushrooms, and raisins.