NEW FOR 2017 – a series of recipes to feature in each edition of Podio Magazine! We will also upload special treats online throughout the year – starting with this sneak-peak series. First in our festive line up is a spicy chocolate orange bread & butter pudding.
This sweet treat makes a delicious alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding or can act as a delicious Boxing day dessert.
Ingredients – serves 8
- 1 400g-500g white loaf, cut into thick slices (brioche or a fruit loaf would work well here too).
- 700ml semi-skimmed milk
- Zest of an orange
- 3 teaspoons cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 50g white chocolate chips
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 100g caster sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 140 degrees c.
- Cut the slices of bread in half diagonally, so that they form triangle shapes.
- Place triangles into large baking dish (around 20cm x 30cm), making sure you squash them in, so that no big gaps remain.
- Heat the milk, sugar, cocoa powder & vanilla in a large pan over a medium heat, until the milk just starts to bubble.
- Take the pan off the heat, and leave to cool slightly.
- Beat the eggs in a large jug and then combine with the slightly cooled milk mixture.
- Pour the milk and eggs over the bread triangles and then scatter over the orange zest, white chocolate chips and nutmeg.
- Bake the pudding for around 40 minutes, or until the bread has absorbed all of the chocolaty custard.
Serve warm, straight from the oven, with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Alice Shields is a food blogger and a trained pastry chef. The former Newman college student sparked her passion for patisserie whilst watching her Grandparents create delicious treats at their former bakery on Ribbleton Avenue. For more recipes & tips check out her blog, ‘Bread and Better’.