Tuesday 29 December 2015

Chocolate chip bread and butter pudding

Whenever I send my darling husband grocery shopping with the shortest possible list on earth, he almost always manages to get something wrong different. Just yesterday I asked him to  buy some fresh bread, and off they went, my husband and the younger son. Came back proud of themselves that they managed to find the nuts I asked them to buy for Sasha (I had to give instructions over the phone on where exactly they might be). And they also bought a round loaf of chocolate chip bread. Why, just why? I needed bread to make sandwiches, not a dessert. Then of course, they didn't actually fancy eating it. I had a slice in the morning.
But I cannot be the family bin any longer, I already try to finish all the leftovers, and I duly resent that. I do. I doooo.
So, what should I make with the choc chip bread? What about a bread and butter pudding?
I didn't need to add any chocolate chips, as the bread was quite generously stuffed with them.

Choc chip bread and butter pudding
about 250g choc chip bread
butter, enough to spread on the bread and to grease the baking dish, softened
3 medium eggs
125ml semi-skimmed milk
a good glug of the Irish cream (optional)
1tsp vanilla essence
2tbsp creme fraiche

Slice the bread, and butter on one side, then cut into big cubes.
In a medium sized mixing bowl beat together the eggs with the milk, Irish cream, vanilla essence and creme fraiche. I didn't add any sugar, as the bread is sweet enough. Pour the batter over the cubes and let the mix soak for at least half an hour.
Grease the baking dish. Pour the bread and butter pud mix inside the baking dish, put the baking dish in the oven preheated to 180C. Bake for about 35-40 minutes.
Sprinkle with the icing sugar. Serve hot. If you have some single cream, it's even better.

Adding this post to #KitchenClearout linky run by Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews.


  1. LOL What is it with men and impulse buys ?! Looks like you managed to salvage a lovely dessert though ... definitely a worthy contender for #KitchenClearout too !!

    1. Thank you Cheryl! I was thinking of adding it. I need to do a serious clearout in January, as my kitchen shelves are unreachable, too much stuff.

  2. Thank you for the recipe!
    looks really tasty!
    Wish you a happy New year!

  3. omg yummyyy.. love it

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  4. family bin made me laugh :) great recipe... Happy New Year my friend!


  5. This sounds too good to be true! I’ll have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Sending good vibes your way! <3

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