Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding…
January 7, 2011
Recently I had my school friend Hannah and her boyfriend Tim over to my house for the first time ever, it was another cold day so we decided to make proper comfort food… the Boy made an amazing stew which I will blog soon if he gives me his recipe!
And I made bread and butter pudding…
I had never even eaten bread and butter pudding before this (really!) let alone made it…
A big pan of custardy bread? I have to say I don’t get it!
It did look good though!
I used a Jamie Oliver recipe…
for the flavoured butter
100g unsalted butter, softened
large pinch of ground nutmeg
large pinch of ground cinnamon
zest of 1 large orange
8 x 1cm slices of good-quality bread
9 large free-range or organic eggs
140g caster sugar
500ml whole milk
565ml double cream
1 vanilla pod, scored lengthways and seeds removed
4 tablespoons good-quality fine-cut marmalade
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
First make your flavoured butter by mixing the butter with the nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest.
Use a little of it to butter a medium-sized shallow, ovenproof dish.
Butter the bread using the flavoured butter, then cut each slice in half diagonally.
Put the slices in your buttered dish.
Now separate the eggs, reserving all 9 yolks but just 1 egg white.
Whisk together the egg yolks and egg white with the sugar, then gently heat the milk and cream in a saucepan with the vanilla seeds and pod.
Pour into the eggs, stirring all the time.
Remove the vanilla pod then pour the mixture over the bread and leave to soak for at least 20 minutes.
Put the dish in a roasting tray and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the dish.
Then put it in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until the custard has just set.
Meanwhile, gently warm the marmalade in a saucepan, then remove the dish from the oven and brush the marmalade over the top of the bread.
Pop the dish back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Allow it to cool and firm up slightly before serving…
Now I know lots of you will love this dish… I know the Boy does, and I don’t know if it was just this version, maybe too much bread? But I do not get it! Bread? For pudding? Not for me!
However I might well try making with brioche or crossiant and then decide :)