Since signing up for The Guardians Live Better Campaign I have been watching what gets thrown and what can be used.
I hate throwing food out at the best of time but now I am even worse!
When I found some homemade fruit loaf which was getting past its best and a brioche roll that was going stale I knew exactly how I would use it up.
|No longer fresh but too good to throw away!|
I made Bread and butter pudding!
However I wanted to make one that was a little bit different from the traditional pudding.
This is what I did...
Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread (as much or as little as you have got, I had about 10 slices of fruit loaf and brioche)
2 eggs at room temperature
25g caster sugar
1 - Spread butter on one side of the slices of bread
2 - Spread marmalade over the buttered slices of bread
3 - Layer the slices, butter and marmalade side up in an oven proof dish and leave on one side and prepare the chocolate custard
4 - Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water
4 - Place the milk in a pan and heat to just below boiling point
5 - Whisk the eggs with the caster sugar
6 - Remove the milk from the heat and stir in the eggs and sugar mix
7 - Stir in the melted chocolate
8 - Gently pour the chocolate custard over the bread allowing the bread to soak up the custard
9 - Leave for half an hour to soak up more custard and add extra as needed (depending on the amount of bread you have used you may not need all of the custard made)
10 - While the pudding is standing pre heat the oven 180C
11 - Spoon on some extra marmalade onto the top of the pudding and place in the pre heated oven and bake for 20 minutes
This pudding is delicious served hot with ice cream, fresh cream or custard. It is also just as good the following day cold and a great way to use up and enjoy what otherwise would have been thrown in the bin.
|Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding|