Tuesday, 27 November 2012

chocolate swirl bread and butter pudding with chocolate custard



... just a quick little post to put a smile on your face on a gloomy Tuesday before the madness of December comes crashing your way... yes, this is a very stodgy, old-fashioned pudding but boy what an devilishly wicked way to use up some bread that none of us quite knew what to do with... as my regular readers will know, I recently made a rather fabulous looking chocolate swirl loaf for this months we should cocoa bloggers challenge... it looked amazing, as many of you commented but many of you also pondered how it would taste...w ell let me tell you that this loaf was a true case of all talk and no trousers... or fur coat and no knickers... oh, I don't know the correct phrase but I assume you get my drift... even The Viking gave it the benefit of a second helping and after the one slice I tried I automatically knew that it was destined for the bread and butter pudding pan...


chocolate swirl bread and butter pudding with chocolate custard 
not that that's such a bad thing... chocolate custard made with 70% Callebaut Origine Equador chocolate given to me by Rosella from Okie Coco to use at the recent cooking demo I did at the Lincoln Christmas Food and Gift Fair, is a bloody good thing... I love that this dish is as basic as basic gets but with added divine luxury... quite heavenly if you ask me...

one chocolate swirl loaf - recipe to be found here
300ml milk
300ml double cream
4 large free range egg yolks
2 tablespoons caster sugar
50g very good quality darkest chocolate
butter
cinnamon

- slice your bread, generously butter both sides and lay the bread into a shallow baking dish then sprinkle generously with cinnamon

- in a pan, gently heat the milk and cream till just about to boil, then take it off the heat and whisk in the egg yolks and continue to whisk as the custard thickens... whilst it's still warm add the chocolate and whisk until it all melts gloriously into the custard.

- pour over the bread an then bake on 170 for 15 mins until bubbly and hot

eat and of course, enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. Wow this looks delicious. I love bread and butter pudding but this looks even better.
    It’s a great way to use up leftover cakes and breads…although leftover cake is a rarity.

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  2. Stop it immediately. My thighs can't cope with such recipes.

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  3. What a glamorous bread and butter pudding this is. Some disappointments can reinvent themselves as you have proved with this superb pudding! I love it.

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  4. You have indeed cheered up my miserable Tuesday morning with this loveliness. It looks gorgeous.

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  5. Total indulgence, but at least no waste ;-)

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  6. Ah just the inspiration I need for a fruit loaf that didn't turn out as intended . . . well it did but I couldn't get it out of the da**ed tin and it's in pieces - perfect for B&B pudding - especially with chocolate!

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  7. I'm sure you'll be surprised by this, but I'm not a fan of bread pudding... BUT, this one.. this could make me fall in love with it. It looks amazing!!

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  8. I'm a big fan of bread pudding and this sounds scrumptious!

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  9. FABULOUS darlink and so what's the word I am looking for, CHOCOLATEY! Anything with bread, and eggy custard is okay by me! Karen

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  10. Oh my word. That looks like heaven and hell in a bowl - heaven on the lips and hell on the hips. My mouth is watering!

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  11. I think it needs to be renamed Devilishly Wicked Bread pudding...good job, Dom, you did put a smile on my face!

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  12. oooh, blimey! Not sure my arteries could cope as it looks so gorgeously rich and inviting! Just yummy. :)

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  13. This looks beautiful, perfect way to use up left out bread, and lovely with some custard x

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  14. Chocolate custard always haunts me of the School Dinner days...think this could be the recipe however that converts me!

    Bella x

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  15. Bread and eggs, hmmm, I think I would eat this little yummy for breakfast! Great looking recipe as usual.

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  16. Wait a minute ... so the bread was fab ... right? Which means that my inclination that this pudd would, indeed, be sinful what with 'fur coat and no knickers' being in the description! It certainly looks good to this naive Yankee!

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  17. This is my kind of pudding!! LOVE it. Such a shame the chocolate bread did not live up to it's expectations but this recipe surely makes up for it :)

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  18. Oh goodness, this looks like the most perfect pud!

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  19. Your idea on how to give some dignity and taste back to a less than perfect loaf or cake inspired me to rescue my fruit loaf disaster! Thank you. I didn't go for chocolate in the end, but I thought your recipe was lovely and too good not to give it a link on my recent post. So cheers me dear!

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  20. My goodness... that looks utterly scrumptious! I am drooling... I can feel a bread and butter pudding will make its way to my kitchen and mouth soon...

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  21. What a shame that fabulous swirl loaf wasn't up to much, but then you might not have had the chance to make this even more fabulous pudding - yum!

    And thanks for the additional WSC plug :)

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  22. Glad to see you recycled the swirl loaf with some extra chocoalte (always good) into a delicious pud - great idea!

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