Baked Bread Pudding

    Baked Bread Pudding

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    2hr40min


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    About this recipe: This Maltese dessert is a great way of making use of stale bread. It's chocolately and packed full of fruit and nuts. Simple, rich and delicious.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 20 

    • 1 loaf day old bread
    • 375g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons custard powder
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 500g mixed dried fruit
    • 250g almonds, divided
    • 250g glace cherries, halved, divided
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons whisky

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min soaking  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. Tear bread into small pieces, put in the bowl, cover with water and soak for 1 1/2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 4.
    3. Place bread in a colander and mash between your hands, draining all the liquid.
    4. Transfer to a large bowl and add sugar, custard powder, cornflour and cocoa.
    5. Stir in beaten eggs and mix well.
    6. Add dried fruit, 1/2 of the almonds and 1/2 of the glace cherries. Add vanilla essence and whisky, mix well.
    7. Pour into a baking dish and decorate with remaining almonds and cherries.
    8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Check by inserting a skewer into the centre of the pudding, if it comes out clean, it's ready.

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