Ok so we thought we’d just sneak this ultimate-comfort-food recipe in before the nights start to get lighter and we swap our winter puds for fresher, spring time desserts. So for now we’re clinging on to the cold, dark nights just as an excuse to curl up on the sofa with a bowl of pure deliciousness.* This recipe is a British classic and best of all, it’s cheap as chips!
25g/1oz butter, plus extra for greasing
10 slices bread
2 tsp cinnamon powder
200g white chocolate
50ml double cream
2 free-range eggs
25g granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkling of hazelnut pieces
Begin by pre-heating the oven to 180c. Take your slices of bread, cut off the crusts, butter and then cut diagonally. Set bread aside, we’ll come back to that in a minute.
Measure out your sugar, butter, cinnamon and chocolate and add to a large mixing bowl. Pour in your cream and heat over a bain-marie on a low setting. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted and your ingredients have come together.
In a separate bowl, beat together your eggs and vanilla essence and then gradually add to your creamy chocolate mixture. You’re now ready to start building your pudding. Grease your dish (using the excess butter) and pour in a small amount of the wet mixture. Next, take your bread triangles and begin your layering process.
Sprinkle on a handful of sultanas and pour over a little more mixture.
Continue the layering process with the rest of your bread like below.
Pour over the remaining mixture, sprinkle with the rest of your sultanas and top with hazelnuts. Place in the middle of your pre-heated oven and cook for 40-45 minutes, or until the top it golden brown and the pudding is set. Serve warm, custard compulsory.
*We know some of you are probably still being good and sticking to your New Years resolutions so don’t let us be bad influences (we’d hate for our White Chocolate and Cinnamon Bread Pudding to be come between you and your willpower). So for those stronger willed amongst us, why not make this as a treat once you’ve reached your goal.