The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

The Weekend Pudding Club:

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

It’s Pudding time! February continues to be cold, snowy and almost Baltic, the sun shines bright and the days are crisp and clear, but by the late afternoon the temperature has plummeted to below zero and I can be found sitting in front of the fire contemplating bowls of soup. I have sensed that spring is near, last week I actually shared a spring type recipe, Low-Calorie Minted Pea & Vegetable Frittata – 200 calories, but it’s all gone downhill since then! So, what does one do when one is wanting comfort food, one makes a pudding of course, in a very British sense, a proper pudding, either steamed or baked and with scant regard for calories either. And that is JUST what I did today; it was also an exercise in cleaning out the fridge, pantry and bread basket of odds and ends – a few slices of stale fruit bread, an over-ripe banana, four pineapple rings from my recipe for Spicy Fish Creole with Coconut Lime Rice, some opened chocolate chips that were taking on a bloom from being stored in sub-zero temperatures in the pantry and a few spoons of ginger marmalade left over from last week’s Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe.

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

With all of my ingredients assembled, there was only one recipe that leapt out, a bread and butter pudding – fluffy and filled with fruit, fresh egg custard and chocolate chips to add to the luxury element. It was a risk, all those ingredients, would they work together? I thought so, and the tropical fruit and ginger would add an exotic and tropical feel to a homely British nursery pudding. It was a bit risky and I have to be honest, I don’t usually like fiddling around with recipes that work, of which bread and butter pudding is one. I have added chocolate before, and also lemon and orange zest for a burst of citrus fruit, but my favourite recipe for bread and butter pudding is my mum’s, which comprises stale bread, a handful of mixed fruit, milk and eggs with a spoon of sugar. Anyway, I shouldn’t have worried as my culinary experiment worked, and the pudding was like eating bananas and custard with tea cakes and marmalade, pretty lush actually! The ginger marmalade added a bit of a kick, whilst the banana and pineapple brought a taste of the topics to the dish, it was a resounding success.

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

This pudding was served after lunch today, whilst large snow flakes fell outside and the fire flickered, casting strange shadows around the kitchen – the pudding was fluffy and light with a crunchy topping and lots of delicious surprises inside. The molten chocolate chips coated the pineapple and bananas, and the creamy custard bound it all together like a golden whisper…….and we all loved the spiciness of the fruit bread, which added an almost exotic flavour to the pudding, it could have been a disaster, but it worked! I have recorded my recipe (and have shared it below), but I am not sure I will ever be able to replicate it again…..I mean will I ever have four pineapple slices, six slices of fruit bread and a banana to hand? But, I will be tempted to follow the recipe with other fruity additions in the future, not forgetting the chocolate chips of course. Do try this combination when you next make a bread and butter pudding, if you have all the ingredients available, if not, fly by the seat of your pants and improvise – after all that’s exactly what I did today! Have a great weekend, I have to dash as I want to watch the Six Nations Rugby today……see you later, Karen 

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Serves 4 to 6
Prep time 24 hours
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 24 hours, 40 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A nursery classic that has been updated with tropical flavours; basically using leftover pineapple slices, a ripe banana and the rest of some ginger marmalade that has been lurking in the fridge for a few weeks! Throw in some chocolate chips for good measure, and you have a decadent and delightfully fruity bread and butter pudding which all the family will love! I used fruit bread, but use any bread that you have to hand.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of fruit bread (or brioche, sweet bread or bread of your choice)
  • 25g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons ginger marmalade or jam
  • 50g baking chocolate chips (or chocolate of your choice, cut into small pieces)
  • 1 large banana, peeled (cut into slices)
  • 4 pineapple slices, drained (cut into chunks)
  • 600ml milk
  • 3 large free-range eggs (beaten with the milk)
  • 25g golden caster sugar (and some for scattering over the top)

Note

A nursery classic that has been updated with tropical flavours; basically using leftover pineapple slices, a ripe banana and the rest of some ginger marmalade that has been lurking in the fridge for a few weeks! Throw in some chocolate chips for good measure, and you have a decadent and delightfully fruity bread and butter pudding which all the family will love! I used fruit bread, but use any bread that you have to hand. If you are not a lover of ginger, use some orange marmalade, or even lime marmalade for an extra taste of the tropics!

Directions

Step 1 Grease an oval baking dish with a little butter.
Step 2 Butter the slices of fruit bread on one side and then spread the ginger marmalade over the buttered slices. Cut into fingers and lay half of them in the baking dish.
Step 3 Scatter the chopped banana, pineapple and chocolate chips over the slices and then arrange the remaining slices of buttered fruit bread over the top, with the buttered marmalade side facing down.
Step 4 Beat the eggs and then add the milk and sugar, whisk together well, and carefully pour over the bread. Gently push the bread under the custard, and leave for an hour to soak, or overnight in the fridge, which is even better and results in a lighter and fluffier pudding.
Step 5 Thirty minutes before you want to bake the pudding, pre-heat oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4 and bring the pudding to room temperature.
Step 6 Place the pudding in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the custard is just set (with a wobble) and the top is golden brown.
Step 7 Serve immediately with cream or custard if desired.
Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding

As the theme for Tea Time Treats is PUDDINGS this month, this is my entry for this month’s challenge, which is being hosted by Kate this month over at What Kate Baked

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The One Ingredient challenge that is hosted by Laura and Nazima is Bananas this month, so I can also enter this pudding into One Ingredient too! 

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

And, it just so happens that the ingredient for We Should Cocoa, the monthly challenge hosted by Choclette is Ginger this month! Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes if guest hosting this event for February, and I am sending this over to her!

 

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Comments

  1. says

    your photos make me so jealous! omg. I want that bread and butter pudding now. (and that gorgeous wooden chopping board and plates) lovely post, thanks so much for sharing (though I should probably not come here when I’m hungry).

  2. says

    These are some of my favourite photos you have taken and the actual pudding itself looks divine. What a perfectly delicious idea and also the best thing is that B&B pud can be so cost effective and as you say a great way of using up bits and pieces. I love the idea of a ginger marmalade too. I am hoping to make my entry tomorrow and thanks for entering One Ingredient! x

  3. says

    A delicious sounding pudding, and aren’t those on the spot inventions the best. I’m avoiding Twickenham today, it was awash with English & French flags yesterday, and it is impossible to move around during Match days!

  4. says

    Karen this looks absolutely divine!!! I honestly believe that the best dishes come from mixing up the ingredients- and just look what happens! I haven’t eaten Bread and Butter pudding in years, but I might just rectify that tomorrow now :-) x

  5. Lisa Williams says

    you have made bread and butter pudding better and I didn’t think that was possible I am tweeting this :) Thank you.

  6. says

    Ooh you have pressed the right button there Karen. That bread and butter pudding looks fabulous, mind you, your photographs always look fabulous. But those are lovely flavours to beat the grey days we are having down here in Cornwall. Not a recipe I would have dreamt of for We Should Cocoa, but one I’m very glad to have seen. Thanks for entering.

  7. Fiona Matters says

    This looks lovely. I have just about got my bread recipe good enough that I think this is feasible. Love the chocolate and banana addition. Have tweeted.

  8. says

    What a perfect comfort dish Karen and one I will definitely be trying out. I love bread and butter pudding but this one with chocolate and ginger really adds some more of my favourite things into it! thanks for linking to one ingredient.

  9. Fiona Matters says

    Oooh – another great reason to make fruit bread. As if I needed another one. Shared on google+

  10. Tracy Nixon says

    I’ve passed this recipe on to my mum to make for my dad – he loves bread and butter pud and this will be a little different for him!

  11. DANIELLE VEDMORE says

    Looks a really nice recipe – going to do this one day this week. Need to get some chocolate first though! xxx

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