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.
Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding
|Serves||6 to 8 servings|
|Prep time||1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 45 minutes|
|Allergy||Egg, Milk, Wheat|
|Meal type||Bread, Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot|
|Occasion||Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 6 small brioche buns (or 8 to 10 slices of brioche bread)
- softened butter to spread
- 6 teaspoons marmalade (I used Mackays Champagne Marmalade)
- 6 teaspoons chocolate spread (I used home made chocolate orange curd)
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 50g caster sugar
- 450mls full cream milk
- extra sugar for sprinkling
- cocoa or grated chocolate for garnish
A delectable bread and butter pudding made with buttery brioche, chocolate spread and marmalade; this delicious pudding can be prepared beforehand and then just popped in the oven whilst you are eating the main course. It reheats well in the microwave and is wonderful when served with fresh pouring cream. I used Mackays Champagne Marmalade in this pudding for an extra special taste, as well as my own home-made Chocolate Clementine Curd.
|Step 1||Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and butter a glass baking dish.|
|Step 2||Cut the brioche buns in half and spread with butter. Then add the chocolate spread on on half of buttered bun and the marmalade on the other half. sandwich them together and arrange in the buttered baking dish.|
|Step 3||Whisk the sugar into the beaten eggs and then add the milk. Whisk again and then pour the custard over the brioche buns, pushing the buns down with the back of a spoon so the liquid covers most of them.|
|Step 4||Leave to soak for up to 1 hour and then bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a pre-heated oven or until the pudding has puffed up and the egg custard mixture has set.|
|Step 5||Sprinkle with sugar and cocoa or grated chocolate to serve. Serve with pouring cream.|
The dessert bowls I am using are part of the Penzance Range by Churchill China and form one of my posts as Churchill China’s British Blogger
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.
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Oh my GOD this looks fabulous!
Deena kakaya says
Oh my goodness, look at that brioche..pillows of sweet, tangy, juicy indulgence. X
Love that expression Deena, “pillows” of light fluffy pudding! Thanks! 🙂
Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D) says
These look gorgeous a nice twist to the ordinary bread and butter pudding.
Thanks Nayna, I do like traditional B and B pudding, but this was delicious too!
Madeleine Morrow says
This is totally going in my folder for recipes I use when self catering in France. Usually I make toasted brioche ‘sandwiches’ with nutella for a breakfast treat. Wait to see the faces when I dish this one up!
OOH! I also LOVE toasted brioche sarnies too Madeleine! Hope you enjoy it if you make it! Karen
Tina @ The Spicy Pear says
I like the traditional bread and butter pudding and have so far not been convinced of trying any other versions, that is until I saw your brioche pudding. It must have something to do with the delicious sounding champagne marmalade and chocolate that is changing my old ways!
I am with you there Tina, I am a lover of the traditional B and B pudding and would argue it needs no imitators! But, we really did enjoy this version too! 😉
Marmalade March? Love it Karen. I think you should make that one official. I was listening to someone on the radio the other day saying hot Lent wasn’t and shouldn’t be about giving things up to improve things for oneself, it should be about doing something extra to help improve other’s lives. Quite liked that as an idea.
Brilliant idea isn’t it Choclette! 🙂 Or CHOCOLATE marmalade March for you maybe? I also agree with the extra help for others throughout Lent too, a capital idea.
Glamorous Glutton says
I love this recipe, a great pudding full of wonderful flavours. GG
cupcake girl says
Oh my gosh all those flavours together sound divine! what an awesome thing this must have been to eat. I’m very jealous.
LOL! Thanks cupcake girl – you need this in your life I think!
Heidi Roberts says
I love bread & butter pudding and when you make it with a twist it is always interesting! Yours look fab.
Thanks so much Heidi! 🙂
Love anything made into bread and butter pudding but this looks quite exceptional! I’m with Choclette – Marmalade March is a fab idea. We had pancakes for tea tonight. ClAssic crepes. Gorgeous.
Pancake day should be at least once a week Dom! 😉
Morgan @ Peaches, Please says
Brioche makes such good bread pudding. It looks all rich and indulgent. Yum!
Thanks Morgan! 🙂
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Oh yum, put the kettle on please, I’ll be there for supper in two days!
That’s just one day to go now Lizzy! Thanks!
Tracy Nixon says
My Dad would love this as he is a huge fan of bread and butter pudding!
Maybe you will have to make it for him Tracy! 😉
OMG! It looks amazing! I’m drooling over it now, it’s perfect breakfast for me right now 😉 after all this pancakes I’m craving more and more 😉
Thanks Sylvia, I am also a BIG fan of pancakes too! 🙂
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
After years of thinking I didn’t like it, I love a good bread and butter pudding and how versatile a dish it can be when you use different breads and flavours. I was just perusing pics of a white chocolate one I made ages ago but not blogged yet – better get my skates on before comfort food season is through!
LOVE chocolate and orange together. Possibly my favourite flavour.
Thanks Sarah, and yes, there are mediocre B and B puddings and excellent ones, it’s the mediocre ones that give the dish such a bad name!
I suspect that one made with white chocolate would be very tasty indeed!
Ren Behan says
Ooh very indulgent but what a great combo, I often make a Nutella bread and butter pudding but the addition of marmalade is a great one.
My daughter has made Nutelle B and B pudding before Ren! It sounds and must taste extremely delicious.
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry says
You are sooooooo creative. I love brioche and I should cook with it more. Thanks for reminding me.
Thanks Bintu, it’s nice to add the unexpected to traditional recipes sometimes!
Karen this sounds absolutely amazing! I love bread and butter pudding and the addition of brioche and chocolate is just heavenly.
Thanks Ros, even Malcolm the self professed “pudding hater” loved it!
Tracy Nixon says
Lovely Shared via FB today thanks x
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says
Karen, this looks scrummy! And I recently made (and just posted) some wonderful Tangerine Marmalade that will be perfect for this recipe. I like the fact that this dessert can be frozen, then thawed and reheated later.
Thanks! OH I MUST pop over to see your tangerine marmalade, as I love ALL sorts of marmalade Jean!
Janice Pattie (@FarmersgirlCook) says
Great idea Karen!
that’s divine and perfect dessert that i can’t resist, no mather what..so creamy and teastelicious and delicious, great one 😀
rebecca nisbet says
these look delicious!!!! yum yum!!!
That looks wonderful Karen. What an excellent combination of flavours!
Comfort food in a bowl 🙂
Louisa Foti says
Oh yummy Karen! When we lived in France I quite often used to use up stale brioche, croissants or pain au chocolate in bread & butter puds, sometimes with a bit of naughty choc and/or banana. Now we rarely seem to buy such delicacies so don’t have any to use up 🙁 Love your idea of using marmalade….and that heavenly choc orange curd too!
Thalia @butterandbrioche says
Yum! What a great flavour combination and recipe idea! Thanks for the inspiration, will definitely be testing the recipe out.
Thank you for this recipe. I made it for a dinner party and it was actually amazing. Everyone loved it!
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks for letting me know Sadie and I am thrilled it went down so well!