Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March!
Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding
Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day; it’s the last day before Lent and a chance to use up all those ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and jam that are traditionally not eaten during the Lenten period. Nowadays, we aren’t as strict as our forebears were, although some people are still very strict about what they eat throughout Lent – the trend seems to be that most people will give up ONE ingredient, such as chocolate or sweets, or maybe even wine and beer for Lent, so if you are giving up chocolate, this is your last chance to enjoy it!
In an attempt to use up some luxury brioche bread buns before Lent, and as part of Mackays special challenge called #MackaysMarmaladeMarch, I created a new idea for bread and butter pudding, packed with all sorts of indulgent ingredients such as Mackays Champagne Marmalade, my own home-made Chocolate Clementine Curd, butter, eggs, milk and of course sugar. This luxurious spin on the traditional bread and butter pudding is sublime and I am definitely going to make it again.
It may be pancake day today, and I WILL be making some pancakes tonight for tea, some classic pancakes with lemon and sugar (although I have served pancakes with marmalade before), but this is also a fabulous recipe to make for Shrove Tuesday, especially if you plan to give up one of the ingredients I have used in this decadent dessert! If you don’t have any brioche bread to hand, then use another egg/butter enriched bread, such as fruit bread, croissants or even stale sponge cake, which also works well. Any marmalade can be used as well as any chocolate spread, although I have to say that the champagne marmalade and my chocolate orange curd was magical in this pudding.
This makes a fabulous family pudding and serves up to 8 people, with any leftovers being reheated in the microwave the next day. I have also discovered that you can freeze this too, just allow to defrost for 4 to 5 hours before reheating as before, in the microwave. Chocolate and orange make perfect partners in cooking and baking, as does chocolate and marmalade, so why not give this a recipe a go one evening. That’s all for today, but before I go, Shrove Tuesday would not be complete without pancakes, so I have shared some of my previously published pancake recipes below……including a 5:2 diet pancake recipe and my most recent bacon and banana pancakes. Have a wonderful day and see you soon, Karen
Disclaimer: Mackays sent me an assortment of marmalades in order to create a recipe for Mackays Marmalade March; all views and opinions are my own.
I received a Churchill china Penzance dinnerware service for free, in order to share and showcase the china with my readers as part of my sponsored collaboration with Churchill China. I was not asked to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.