This is one of my favourite go-to-dessert when I need something sweet that doesn’t need too much effort. I’ve made many a bread pudding, but never bothered to steer away from the traditional recipe. This time was different having just cleaned up my pantry I had managed to find some 10 bags of miniscule amounts of berries, nuts, chocolate compound and even custard powder! I had two options, save all the bits and pieces for later or bring out the eggs, bread and milk and bake up a delight for the tired soul. It’s 11pm…but never to late for baking.
Out come the cranberries, raisins, walnuts, ginger-chocolate (which by the way on its own wasn’t very tasty), sugar-free orange marmalade jam, eggs, multi-grain bread and custard powder. Notice I didn’t say butter. That’s because this recipe has no butter at all, just enough to coat the sides of the baking dish. This recipe has been made diabetic friendly, but I have added options for your children at home.
Time taken: 30 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Skill level: Child-friendly
Serves: 6 adults
Equipment needed: Baking dish 6×8 (I’ve used glass), oven, egg beater
- 4 slices of multi-grain bread (you can use normal bread too)
- 3 tablespoons of sugar-free orange marmalade jam (feel free to use any jam of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon custard powder
- 2 tablespoons walnut kernels, roughly crushed
- 2 tablespoons cranberry
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 4 pieces of ginger-flavoured chocolate (feel free to use any chocolate you like, including bounty, yup if you like coconut, it adds a new texture and taste)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free muesli, to sprinkle on top
- Butter, just enough to line the baking dish
1. Spread the jam over the bread slices and make a sandwich of the two slices.
2. Cut the sandwich diagonally into 4 pieces.
3. Line the baking dish with butter and place the pieces such that their peaks are upwards.
4. Sprinkle the cranberries, walnuts and raisins all over the sandwich pieces.
5. Place the broken chocolate pieces in between the bread pieces.
6. Now mix together the eggs, milk, custard powder and vanilla essence and pour it over the bread. The peaks should stand out.
7. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degree for about 20 minutes or till the eggs are set.
8. Sprinkle the muesli on top and grill for 3 minutes at the same temperature.
9. Serve hot. If serving cold: Serve with hot custard, so the chocolate melts in and turns gooey.